ERIC Number: ED233624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
There Is No Gene for Good Teaching: A Handbook on Lecturing for Medical Teachers.
Whitman, Neal A.
A guide to good lecturing is presented for medical school teachers. It is suggested that the first step in encouraging active listening is to fulfill a clearly stated purpose. The lecturer is advised to ask the following questions: What is the listener supposed to know as a result of the lecture? What is the listener supposed to feel, value, or believe? What is the listener supposed to do with this knowledge and feeling? Attention is also directed to setting ground rules for audience participation and techniques to attract the student's attention at the beginning of the lecture (e.g., stating the purpose, telling an anecdote, posing a dilemma, asking a question). It is recommended that the lecturer both preview the structure of the lecture and follow the pre-established outline, since routinization of the lecture makes spontaneity possible. Additionally, the following teaching techniques are discussed: questioning, brainstorming, demonstration, and audiovisual aids. Finally, speaking skills are also considered. An observation tool is appended that includes the following: organization of the subject, teaching techniques, and speaking skills. (SW)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Course Organization, Demonstrations (Educational), Educational Planning, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Lecture Method, Medical Education, Medical School Faculty, Questioning Techniques, Questionnaires, Speech Skills, Teaching Guides
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, 50 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84132 ($5.00 each for first 20 copies; $3.00 each for next 80 copies).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. School of Medicine.
Note: For related document, see HE 016 010.