Module 9: Lectures and Classroom Teaching
What do we mean by lectures and classroom teaching?
Lectures typically involve a member of academic staff talking to a class on a given topic or topics. Students will usually sit listening, passively or actively, and taking class notes as the tutor works through a presentation or talk relating to the subject. Lectures may involve the introduction and exploration of key concepts and theories relating to a topic, presentation of data or presentations by guest speakers.
In our definition, other classroom teaching may be more participative but will still involve a large degree of tutor input and direction. Examples of classroom teaching fitting these criteria might be larger seminars, sports coaching lessons or a taught laboratory sessions on a science-based course.