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New PDF release: 53 Interesting Things to Do in Your Lectures

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

ISBN-10: 1907076301

ISBN-13: 9781907076305

Lectures stay a staple kind of instructing in larger schooling. besides the fact that, a few lectures are greater than others. fifty three fascinating activities on your lectures offers functional feedback, each one attempted and confirmed, for constructing your lectures. The booklet is designed for dipping into to discover feedback that dovetail together with your personal perform. the subjects lined are wide-ranging. They comprise: structuring the lecturing technique; bettering scholars' notes; structuring and summarising content material; linking lectures to one another; maintaining the scholars' cognizance; selling lively studying in the course of lectures; utilizing assets; and tracking scholars' studying from lectures. summary: fifty three functional rules for constructing lectures are offered. They disguise: structuring the lecturing strategy; bettering scholars' notes; utilizing handouts; structuring and summarising content material; linking lectures to one another; conserving the scholars' realization; energetic studying in the course of lectures; and tracking studying. for every of the guidelines, an issue or factor is pointed out and a realistic instructing or studying strategy is proposed. total, the guidelines are designed to assist reflective practitioners in expert and better schooling increase their repertoire of pedagogical options. keyword phrases: greater schooling; studying; lectures; pedagogy; post-compulsory schooling; expert schooling; learn; educating

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Also students’ notes are seldom comprehensive and completely accurate. Both these problems can be ameliorated by students sharing the task of note-taking in some way. At the end of a lecture, or after each major section, students can simply swop their notes with their neighbour and read through them to see if major points have been covered, factual details recorded correctly, and so on. It may take only a couple of minutes for students to undertake such a check and then correct their own notes.

While note-taking in this way may increase the likelihood of producing an accurate set of notes for subsequent reference, it does not do much for learning. And subsequent reference may not be of much use if there was too little thinking going on to make sense of what was being recorded. The basic dilemma is that to a certain extent the aims of understanding what is being said, and recording what is being said, are incompatible goals. The more likely you are to achieve one goal, the less likely you are to achieve the other.

D List points: e Include a heading and leave half a dozen lines for the student to write in conventional notes. f Include partially completed calculations. 45 1... 2... 3... 4 . . for students to fill in. Uncompleted handouts 17 46 18 Article Reading can be an effective learning activity during a lecture (see 42 Reading). But while it may be reasonable to expect all students to possess and bring a particular text book, much of the source material for your lecture may come from journals. Undergraduates’ unfamiliarity with the journal form and their inexperience in reading and ‘gutting’ articles quickly can make it rather unlikely that students will follow up the references one gives for articles.

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