The ubiquity of the lecture as a teaching technique has been challenged by alternative modes such as flipped classrooms, seminars, discussion classes, and the like.
Though there may be temptation to think of the lecture as an inferior method of teaching, used only by those among the teaching faculty who are too slow to adopt these newer techniques, that is not necessarily true.
The lecture has many features that make it a valuable—even essential—element in a teacher’s repertoire. The method has undergone a transformation that has resulted in it coming back in newer and improved forms because of the criticisms it has endured recently.
Speakers at the next University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) session will cover how to use the lecture in its revamped forms.
The session will be held Thursday, Oct. 22, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Allen Memorial Medical Library’s Herrick Room (use Adelbert Road doors).
Pizza and sodas will be provided at this session. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.