ERIC Number: EJ680980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug-1
Lecturers' Perceptions of Lectures
Sutherland, Peter; Badger, Richard
Journal of Further and Higher Education, v28 n3 p277-289 Aug 2004
This paper explores how lecturers across a range of subjects perceived lectures. In particular, what did they regard the role of modern technology to be. Twenty-five lecturers were interviewed, using a semi-structured schedule. Results indicated a range of views from the lecture as an inspirational address to providing a detailed outline of each point in a related sequence. Nearly all of the sample regarded their main function as transmitting knowledge in some form or other. There was a range of attitudes towards modern technology, from those who refused to use it to passionate advocates of Power Point presentations and advocates of the use of videos of world famous lecturers in the field.
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Teacher Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education, Interviews, Videotape Recordings, Transfer of Training, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
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