GIVING EFFECTIVE LECTURES
Lecture is one of the most prevalent, and can be one of the most effective, methods used in undergraduate teaching and learning. It takes skill and thought to prepare lectures that engage students and meet their learning needs. This section contains links to sites that discuss how to think about, plan, and carry out effective lectures for all sizes and levels of courses.
Preparing to Teach The Large Lecture Course and Delivering a Lecture are excerpts from B.G. Davis' book "Tools for Teaching." They contain detailed strategies for choosing lecture styles, structuring lecture notes, and managing lecture courses, as well as tips for improving the delivery of lectures.
The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University, suggests 20 Ways to Make Lectures More Participative.
Designing Smart Lectures is a video tutorial. Follow the links on the left menu.
For more information on this or any teaching related topic, please contact the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center (331-3498) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page last modified January 26, 2012