Should we still lecture in the classroom?
Submitted by Kathy_Tracey on June 11, 2018 - 8:58pm
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I invite you to read the article, Don't Give Up on the Lecture. Have we moved away from traditional teaching methods such as a lecture because we determined it's 'old school?" The author points out the huge popularity of TED Talks - engaging lectures on interesting topics. More importantly, lectures - when well designed - give students time to reflect on what was learned. There has been a huge push to move away from the 'sage on the stage' and be more of a facilitator, but as educators - we are the experts on the content we are teaching. So, how do we balance effective lecturing? Or, is there still room in education for lectures? What do you think?