The value of lectures

Date and time: March 20th 2019, 12:15 – 13:15

Location: ETH Hönggerberg, HIT E 51

The value of lectures: Decoding the effectiveness of direct instruction

The lecture has, just like other teaching methods evolved a great deal in recent decades. Today the lecture appears in many different formats ranging from a rhetorically detailed presentation to a series of smaller presentations which include interactive elements. Despite increased criticism, the lecture is not a “bad” teaching method per se, but neither is it a panacea. In this Refresh Teaching we examine lectures and provide insight into what makes them effective for learning.

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