ERIC Number: EJ794045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr-11
Reference Count: 0
Lang, James M.
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n31 pC2 Apr 2008
While a good class with a guest speaker requires plenty of advance preparation, the real clincher is for the teacher to create a tight fit between the course objectives and the speaker's purpose in being there. The speaker has to play an essential role in fulfilling the learning objectives of the course; if that doesn't happen, the students will have little incentive to take advantage of what guest speakers can bring to a classroom, and the guest speakers won't understand what they can contribute. In this article, the author shares his experience on what went wrong when he invited a visiting writer to his class.
Descriptors: Course Objectives, Teaching Experience, Audience Analysis, Audience Awareness, Audience Participation, Audience Response
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