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Expiry: 5 Nov 2015 Calendar1: 5 Nov 2015 1300-1400 CalLoc1: New Law School Lecture Theatre 106.
CalTitle1: Does the lecture have a future?
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Does the lecture have a future?
Prof Adam Bridgeman
The lecture is at the centre of the way in which we teach, organise our teaching
workloads and think about our curricula. With many alternative mediums available for
students to obtain information, they are increasingly voting with their feet and
attendance is generally declining at conventional lectures. Should we continue to think
about the lecture as we currently do? Is to time to drop the lecture altogether or
radically re-consider its role? How can we respond and develop as teachers to teach
students who have grown up with 'always on' devices?
In this forum, we will discuss
these issues and hear about the results from the Educational Innovation Grant funded
project in Chemistry and Geosciences to re-imagine the lecture format. The forum will
run from 1-2pm.
From 2 onwards, you are invited to hear about the innovations being
trialled by the participants of the Faculty's Peer Review of Teaching scheme for new
lecturers and discuss how we can incorporate innovations and different approaches into
our classes to increase student engagement and success.
All staff are encouraged to
attend, no RSVP required.