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ERIC Number: EJ854383
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1740-5866
Enabling Robert to Learn like Susan: The Use of Lectures in Undergraduate Teaching of Social Policy
Irving, Zoe; Young, Pat
LATISS: Learning and Teaching in the Social Sciences, v1 n2 p121-137 Sep 2004
Despite criticisms in the literature on pedagogy, lecturing continues to be the dominant teaching method on most undergraduate programmes. Drawing on research examining teaching practice in undergraduate Social Policy programmes, accounts of approaches to lecturing are discussed in the context of the arguments in the literature for more active forms of learning. The paper includes material on the value of interactive lectures drawn from a staff seminar at Bristol University and addresses lecturers' anxieties about student participation in lectures. An appendix provides examples of interactive exercises which can be used in lectures for Social Policy undergraduates.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom