A Practical Guide
By Sally Brown, Phil Race
Routledge – 2002 – 208 pages
Lecturing can be a terror, a chore or an exhilarating experience. For most lecturers, at one time or another, it is all of these things. For many in HE & FE it remains the staple form of teaching and, as student groups get ever larger, good lecturing becomes ever more important.
This is an accessible, friendly and confidence-boosting book for inexperienced and experienced lecturers alike. Written in a lively and straightforward style, it guides readers through the art of good lecturing. This is a book to use both to gain confidence, and to work with as the your lecturing becomes more assured. The authors show how to improve lecturing, and how lecturing is a flexible and essential tool for enhancing learning and understanding. Illustrated throughout with fascinating case studies and scenarios and with helpful hints and tips, key issues covered include:
* the place and types of lecture
* voice and body language
* causing learning in lectures
* making lectures more effective
* lecturing tools and processes
* engaging groups
* ensuring and developing quality
* tips for day-to-day use.
Professor Sally Brown is an experienced lecturer and is Director of Membership Services for the Institute of Learning and Teaching in the UK. She is a well-known staff developer and has written extensively on teaching and learning in HE. Professor Phil Race is likewise well experienced in lecturing. He works regularly with large and small groups as a trainer, works part time as a staff developer at the University of Leeds, and is author of many books on teaching and learning, including 2000 Tips for Lecturers, published by RoutledgeFalmer.