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Lecture Method

• Why would anyone want to teach this way?


• Introduce a new subject
• Summarizing ideas
• Relate theory to practice
• Combine with other teaching methods
• Add direction

Types of Lectures
• Illustrated talk
• Briefing
• Formal speech
• Teaching lecture

Seek Feedback
• Subtle subliminal responses from class
• facial expressions
• apparent interest or disinterest in lesson

Teaching Lecture
• Preparation:
• Establish desired outcomes
• Research the subject
• Organize the material
• Plan productive classroom activities

Planning Classroom Activities


• Develop main points
• Assume that students neither believe or understand
• Use meaningful examples
• Use expert testimony
• Use personal ideas and concepts
Lesson Plan
• Organize main points
• Develop lesson sequence
• Develop media support
• Dry run

Develop Introduction
• Gain attention
• Motivate
• Provide an overview

Suitable Language
• Use simple words
• Use Picturesque slang - Colloquialisms
• Clarify technical terms
• Use specific rather than general terms
• Avoid substandard English
• Avoid errors in grammar
• Avoid vulgarisms

Types of Delivery
• Read from a typed manuscript
• Recite memorized material
• Speak extemporaneously from an outline
• Impromptu – no preparation – think on your feet

Use of Notes
• Indicate that the instructor is poorly prepared
 HOWEVER
• Notes used wisely can:
• assure accuracy,
• jog memory
• keep on track
Advantages of the Lecture
• Present many ideas in a short time
• Provide common background for all students
• Good for large groups
• Provide difficult-to-find information
• Supplement other teaching methods
• Direction and purpose for demonstration

Disadvantages of the Lecture


• No student participation
• Instructor does all the work
• Fosters teacher-dependence
• Cannot estimate student background
• No means of checking student learning
• Difficult to hold attention of all students
• Need considerable skill in speaking

Conclusion
• Preparation
• Presentation
• Application
• Review & Evaluate