Changing a Traditional Lecturing
Approach into an Interactive Approach: Effects of interrupting the Monologues in Lectures.
(3) Dudley-Evans and Johns (1981) identified three types of lecturing
style: the reading style, in which lectures read aloud or deliver the lecture as if they were reading; the conversational style, in which lecturers use notes, opt for a relatively informal style and encourage student involvement; and the rhetorical style, in which lectures promote a "stage-like atmosphere" (DeCarrico and Nattinger 1988: 93) with digressions, anecdotes and jokes.
The factor which contributed to the adoption of the lecturing
method was (and still is) the ability to deal with a large number of students at the one time.
is the transference of the notes of the lecturer to the notes of the student without passing through the brains of either'" (ibid 3, anon.cit.)
Or, it might be that lecturing
is not the most effective means of content delivery.
Teachers always closely follow the textbook while lecturing
. The teachers go into details about each chapter of the textbook through each term.
One of the next times I made it over to the Ch'an Meditation Center, the Sunday morning lecturer talked on and on about how we must "drop the self." Did he really imagine a realization of the illusory nature of the self could be grafted on to our experience by lecturing
Awake all night, struggling with contradiction, because I had to do a lecture on it the next day and lecturing
is not easy for me.
This alternative to lecturing
can develop and enhance problem-solving skills in students.
Chief among them, she believes, is that teachers are spending more time lecturing
their classes and less time on hands-on projects.
There are also difficulties associated with formal lecturing
e.g., excessive content, short attention spans, dependence on note taking and most critically the absence of discussion or feedback5.