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Overview of Basic Lecture

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  • Overview of Basic Lecture
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  • Lecture is a process by which the notes of the professor become the notes of the student, without passing through the minds of either. E Kant
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  • Lecture is something that can make you feel numb on one end and dumb on the other. Anonymous
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  • About the lecturer Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep. T Carruthers
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  • One more When I give a lecture, I accept that people look at their watches, but what I do not tolerate is when they look at it and raise it to their ear to find out if it is stopped! M Achard
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  • Outline meaning pros & cons How to make lecture more effective? How to overcome the disadvantages?
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  • Meaning A discourse on any subject; especially a formal or methodical discourse, intended for instruction. Webster : , Continuous expositions by a speaker who want the audience to learn something Bligh
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  • Lecture VS Large Group Teaching group size largesmall method lecture general lecture mini-lecture others E Learning etc Discussion etc general lecture
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  • Advantages delivery of large body of content addresses large audience group minimum time and resource utilization well structured and coherent empowerment and sense of control by teachers
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  • Limitation passive student retention suitability to cultivate higher order cognition suitability for complex topics LLL skill & attitude inspire interest in subject
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  • Lecture & Adult Learning not a good match adult learning diverse with experience practicality > theory degree of control self-directed different learning style
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  • Lecturalgia! = Painful Lecture is a syndrome experienced by members of the lecture-to audience. It is characterized either by a state of heightened emotions (e.g. agitation, frustration, and anger), or suppressed emotions (e.g. apathy and somnolence).
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  • Poor Lecture: Students View unclear objectives disorganized lecturer did not relate to students lecturer did not respond to students lecturer did not include opportunities to ask questions
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  • Poor Lecture: Teachers View misjudged learners / context lack of preparation difficulty with audiovisual too much content use of wrong strategy lack of purpose inflexibility
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  • How to make lecture more effective? preparatory phase delivery phase
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  • Preparing a Lecture know the context student taught? student know? purpose of the session? resource available? assessment? methods have been used?
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  • Lectures are Good for up-to-date information summarizing scattered material adapting material to student background providing orientation and conceptual framework focusing on key concepts or ideas
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  • Delivering a Lecture components of lecture introduction body conclusion
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  • Introduction 5-10 min gaining attention & motivation What is the most important information that I want my students to know? Prepare it! arrive early
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  • The Body selecting quantity & quality 5 key points / hour less is more linking using examples explaining periodic summaries checking student understanding
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  • The Body sequencing from reality to abstract from generalization to specific from simple to complex from known to unknown from misconception to clarification from a whole view to a more detailed view
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  • The Conclusion higher attention : the last 15 min reviewing key points Q & A take-home message further reading trick: ask a student to summarize
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  • In Conclusion : T & F Intro.BodySumm. Gaining Attent n Maintaining Attent n Take- home Intro.BodySumm. Gaining Attent n Att. Take- home But! Attention time = 15-20 min.
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  • The Solution next session Interactive Lecture