ERIC Number: ED091976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Centre for Advancement of Teaching Education Monograph Series. No. 2. Lessons Not Lectures.
Linacre, E. T.
In view of the well-known disadvantages of lecturing, and the practicability of teaching without them, why does lecturing remain the standard method in universities? To increase the chances of lectures being good, they should be fewer, and to offset their deficiencies they should be regarded as only one component of a combination of methods used in teaching a particular course. The displacement of lecturing from its central position in teaching makes time available for more dialogue with students in tutorials, for more student initiative in the library, the laboratory, and the field, and for improving the whole package of teaching methods used in the course. In what follows is an account of the way in which the transition was made in the teaching of one particular course, Climatology, starting from lectures to become something quite different using extempore lecturing, prepared lecturing, notes for the student, readings, illustrations, tapes, free choice assignments, assessment of the student, and the student's assessment of the course. Appendices include the final evaluation of the course by the students, comparison of the different kinds of students and their course marks compared with other courses they have taken, and the ABCDE method of marking essays. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Macquarie Univ., North Ryde (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia