Tip #219: Debunking Myths About Lecture #1

There is a prevalent and very persistent proposition that lecture is the only practical training method to use with large groups.

There are two reasons why this belief is inaccurate.

1. The first and primary determinant of a training or learning method should be the desired level of learning. The size of the audience has absolutely no bearing on this decision. Unless the desired level of learning is knowledge, lecture is an inappropriate and ineffective method.

2. It is possible to use a variety of interactive learning methods, regardless of the audience size.

For example, a questionnaire can be used in a variety of ways. Participants can be asked to discuss the answers with someone seated next to them (for … Read the rest