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1 Has the Lecture had its day? Mark Stuart

2 Problems Low attention spans Huge class sizes Implementation of more contact hours Low attendance

3 Graham Gibbs (1981) ‘Twenty terrible reasons for lecturing’ Worse today: lecturer no longer seen as the font of all knowledge

4 Avoidable faults Cramming everything in Giving the buggers the lecture whether they like it or not 2-hour lectures (surface learning) (Ramsden and Entwistle, 1981!)

5 Solutions Resist temptation to cover everything Strip out some of the detail from lectures Do a regular cull of lecture slides

6 Solutions: New Technology Voting Pads (‘Clickers’) Video Xerte (online-only modules) Recording Lectures

7 A traditional view

8 Re-Setting Mentioning ‘Ballots and Bullets’ (Induction Lecture) Bad Euphemisms: (Foundations) Exploring Top Target Seats for the General Election of 2015 (BPP)

9 Other solutions Flipped lecture: presentation of content before contact time (Bergham & Sams, 2012) Audience participation

10 Audience Participation Plagiarism Court ‘Strictly Come Speaking’ ‘Play Professor’ Physically getting the students off their feet, dividing into groups Simple Q & A to soak up concerns

11 Group Task 1 Lecture slides Suggest in groups ways of re-setting, making it more interactive Pool ideas

12 Creating a Buzz Personal Anecdote (Ford Mondeo) The Prop: - Party rosettes - Thatcher handbag - ‘Swingometer’ - ‘Spin the Select Committee’ - Typo competition

13 Group Task 2 Discuss how to add a personal dimension to a lecture

14 Potential Gains Improved SET scores: ‘The teacher was an able communicator’ ‘The teacher was approachable’ ‘The teacher was enthusiastic’ Professional distance is fine, but not to the point of being distant

15 Lecture attendance for British Party Politics, Spring Semester 2014

16 An experiment in compulsion

17 Group Task 3 Should we go down the compulsion route for lectures? If yes, what sort of weight should we give to lecture attendance?

18 Other solutions Conduct research into how students regard lectures Evening lectures (Tuesday night?)


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