By Sue Habeshaw, Graham Gibbs, Trevor Habeshaw, Anthony Haynes, Karen Haynes

Lectures stay a staple type of educating in better schooling. although, a few lectures are more advantageous than others. fifty three attention-grabbing activities on your lectures offers useful feedback, each one attempted and verified, for constructing your lectures. The publication is designed for dipping into to discover feedback that dovetail together with your personal perform. the subjects coated are wide-ranging. They comprise: structuring the lecturing technique; enhancing scholars' notes; structuring and summarising content material; linking lectures to one another; protecting the scholars' awareness; selling lively studying in the course of lectures; utilizing assets; and tracking scholars' studying from lectures. summary: fifty three useful rules for constructing lectures are provided. They disguise: structuring the lecturing approach; enhancing scholars' notes; utilizing handouts; structuring and summarising content material; linking lectures to one another; preserving the scholars' consciousness; lively studying in the course of lectures; and tracking studying. for every of the information, an issue or factor is pointed out and a pragmatic instructing or studying procedure is proposed. total, the tips are designed to aid reflective practitioners in specialist and better schooling increase their repertoire of pedagogical ideas. keyword phrases: greater schooling; studying; lectures; pedagogy; post-compulsory schooling; specialist schooling; learn; educating

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D You can give additional supporting material at the same time, such as references to useful sources. e You can give an indication of the procedure which the students could follow in solving the problem. If the problem is complex, you can present it in stages, laid out in sequence. f If they have a handout, students can check back that they have remembered the problem correctly. g The piece of paper serves as a tangible focus for the students while they are working on the problem. ’ But students will often overlook or ignore these questions because they feel safer with certainties and information.

Notes’ here means just that – a preparatory, perhaps sketchy, document rather than text that has been polished in any way. The advantages of displaying your own notes include the following: a They may well be more sparse than the students’ own and so demonstrate how a subject can be encapsulated concisely. b If, when you revise or update your notes, you use the ‘track changes’ function on your word-processing package, this will help to demonstrate to students that knowledge is not as fixed or monumental as it may seem.

You may be worried that your credibility will crumble if students hear that last year you said something different from this year. But the reality is that knowledge is not so very fixed, and contrasting interpretations and revisions of explanations are good for student‘s developing sense of relativism. For all these situations a recording will be more comprehensible and useful to students if it is linked with a handout which provides an outline structure of the lecture. This can of course be the same as the handout provided for those who attended the original lecture or provided in a course guide.

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