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Lecturing Creatively

November 15, 2015

Throughout my education degree, the word ‘lecture’ has been like a dirty word. Presenting lessons that are more ‘interactive’ with students taking a more hands on role in their learning. Reading Brookfield’s chapter “Lecturing Creatively” in The Skillful Teacher I learned that deliberately introducing periods of silence, having students work in buzz groups, lecturing from different positions around the room, and breaking the lecture into 10-15 minute chunks can be interactive and support student learning just as well as hands on learning when used correctly. As there are sections of the classes that I teach that require to be presented in lecture in order to avoid confusion of the heavier material, I found this comforting and look forward to working on breaking these lessons into chunks and presenting more pointed questions more frequently and allowing for periods of silence during these times to engage those students who benefit from more think time.

Brookfield, S., (2006). The Skillful Teacher: On Trust, Technique and Responsiveness in the Classroom. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

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Mark McGregor

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