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Eileen Schoaff

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Re: effectiveness of lectures
Posted: Jun 30, 1995 10:57 PM
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The lecture is the most efficient way to deliver information to a
large group. No guarrantee knowledge is imparted, if that implies
knowledge is received. We must remember that the listener is res-
ponsible for what is learned/retained. The lecturer is distanced
from the action occurring in the audience, whether it be learning,
note taking, retaining.

A teacher takes on many roles, only one of which is imparter of
wisdom. Sometimes it is co-inquirer, sometimes it is hypothesis
generator, sometimes it is discussion leader or debater, sometimes
it is doubter that needs to be convinced. It is in these later
roles that the teacher becomes personally involved in the learning
process -- which is still the responsibility of the learner.

It is a talent to be able to deliver a good, interesting, exciting
lecture. Unfortunately, most of us do not have the talent or put
the required effort into developing such a lecture. I hardly
catagorize most classroom lectures in this category -- but, hey,
you never know.
Eileen Schoaff
Bflo State

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