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Lecturing Basics


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Slides to be viewed by participants prior to a workshop titled "Engaging Students in Large Lecture Classes."

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Lecturing Basics

  1. 1. Eight Lecturing Basics from Barbara Gross Davis’ Tools for Teaching<br />Derek BruffAssistant DirectorCenter for TeachingVanderbilt University<br />
  2. 2. Grab students’ attention with your opening.<br />Finish forcefully.<br />
  3. 3. Make the organization of your lecture explicit.<br />
  4. 4. Incorporate anecdotes and stories in your lecture.<br />
  5. 5. Maintain eye contact with the class.<br />
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  7. 7. Keep track of time.<br />
  8. 8. Pause occasionally.<br />
  9. 9. Budget time for questions.<br />
  10. 10. Source: Tools for Teaching by Barbara Gross Davis (Jossey-Bass, 1993)<br />“Preparing to Teach the Large Lecture Course” and “Delivering a Lecture” chapters available online.<br />Tools for Teaching, 2nd Edition available at booksellers.<br /> 2010 /<br />See notes for Flickr photo credits<br />