Tuesday, November 27, 2007
The Lecture is for Who?
I found this article to be very interesting. Lectures Work Against the Brain. This is in reply to Steve’s post on “The Death of the Lecture”. In this article, it explains why lectures are still being used. Not for the sake of the student but for the well-being of the lecturer. He states that lecturers retain 95% of the information they present in a lecture and this is the reason they think this information is important. He also gives some ways that make a lecture more entertaining, but I thought his final concept was amazing.
I just thought this would add a bit to Steve’s post and give you something to think about next time you give a lecture. Just because you believe all the information is important are you transferring it to your audience. The above photo was also taken from Dr. Ellen Weber’s blog; I thought you would find it amusing.