Tip #75: Building interaction into a 30 minute lecture

On June 23, 2005, Posted by , In learning activities, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #75: Building interaction into a 30 minute lecture

The Challenge: You have only thirty minutes to cover a lot of information, yet know you should use some discussion to break up the lecture.

Possible Approaches: The key focus in responding to this challenge is to avoid the myth that you need to use a lecture when you have a lot of information to cover in a short period of time. The first question you need to answer is: What do the participants already know? You do not want to waste precious time teaching them what they already know. The only reason to lecture is when you have information that no one else has. If others already know the information, lecture is inappropriate and should be replaced with a … Read the rest