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Interactive Lecturing: A Pedagogy of Engagement That Works

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Interactive Lecturing: A Pedagogy of Engagement That Works

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Lecture as a pedagogical approach has come under considerable fire in recent years. Indeed, critics have called lectures boring, obsolete, old-fashioned, overused, and even unfair, among other, less-flattering terms. The criticisms, however, have most often been leveled at one type of lecture: the full-class-session, transmission-model lecture. And it is fair to say that delivering a 50- to 75-minute nonstop lecture is not the best pedagogical approach.

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  1. Elizabeth Cox November 21, 2019

    I’m confused — Table 3 shows 65 minutes but the introductory text says it provides an example of a structured 50-minute lesson. Is something mislabeled in the table?

    1. Jon Crylen November 22, 2019

      Editorial gaffe! I’ve changed 50 to 65 in the introductory text.

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