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Topic: Re: lecturing
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Re: lecturing
Posted: Jun 30, 1995 2:05 AM
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>How much are they learning if you lecture at least 50% of the time? How do
>you know what *they* are learning if you are always talking? Aren't there
>other ways to have the students learn? When you lecture what do your
>students do? Are they thinking along with you or can they? Just some
>things to think about.


(what do you mean by ALWAYS talking? I thought 50% meant HALF the time?)

You know what they are learning because lecture does not mean ONLY the
teacher talks. Lecture includes kids raising their hands...asking
questions....doing examples at their seats, etc. When I lecture, I can
pretty much tell if the students are following. Also, when I lecture 50% of
the time....that means I am not lecturing 50% of the time so during
cooperative learning days, I can see if my lectures were informative to the
students. And yes...there are other ways for students to learn....but that
doesn't make learning in this manner a necessarily bad method? When I
lecture, students certainly can think along with me. It is a good skill to
learn note taking and without lecture, they will never learn that skill.

Harvey Becker

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