[BOOKS] ✭ What's the Use of Lectures? By Donald A. Bligh – Thomashillier.co.uk


  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • What's the Use of Lectures?
  • Donald A. Bligh
  • English
  • 09 May 2018
  • 9780787951627

10 thoughts on “What's the Use of Lectures?

  1. says:

    A large portion of this book is dedicated to presenting research on why and how lectures fail You really have to wade through a lot of material to get to any help in putting a lecture together that is, if you haven t become completely discouraged, and are still willing to give a lecture Well over 3 4 of the way into the book, we are still met with this type of statement One of the most common mistakes by lecturers is to use the lecture method at all The premise of this book is that lectures can only do one thing transfer information Lectures should not be relied upon to promote thought, change attitudes, or to develop skills Given that, the author eventually proceeds to explain how to pass on the most information in a manner that keeps attention, aids in motivation, and reinforces recall Chapters 5 8 take you...


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    For a reference book on teaching, this book can t be beat Bligh uses research to support his findings about how to teach effectively This book will help you teach without feeling you re boring your students Even reading a chapter or two will improve your teaching


  5. says:

    I give up, this book is fairly terrible The research is dated, the point of the book is obvious, and I have no patience Read How We Learn instead.


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What's the Use of Lectures?What S The Use Of Lecturesis An Indispensable Guide For Anyone Who Aspires To Be A Skilled Lecturer And Teacher It Examines The Nature Of Teaching And Learning In A Classroom Lecture Describing How Students Learn, How Much Knowledge They Retain, And How To Enhance Their Attention And Motivation Topics Include Taking Notes, Using Handouts, Practicing Different Formats And Styles, Obtaining Feedback, Overcoming Difficulties, Evaluating The Lecture, And Testing Alternative Methods When Lecturing Is Not Adequate Teachers At Every Level Will Find Straightforward And Detailed Advice To Help Improve Their Lectures A Comprehensive Guide To The Uses And Possible Abuses Of The Lecture Method Supported By Copious Research, Bligh Offers A Wealth Of Practical Suggestions For Making Lectures Engaging And Effective Written In An Accessible And Helpful Style, What S The Use Of Lecturesshould Be Required Reading For All College Teachers Who Use This Method Stephen Brookfield, Distinguished Professor, University Of St Thomas, St Paul, Minnesota A Rewarding Read For Anyone Who Lectures Experienced Or Not I Wish We Had A Book This Engaging And This Informative On Every Element Of The Teaching Art Michele Marincovich, Assistant Vice Provost And Director, Center For Teaching And Learning, Stanford University A Source Of Great Insight For People Who Teach Bligh Has Spent Time And Energy Than Anyone Else In Coming To Terms With A Task That Bothers Many Teachers And Trainers His Research Is Impeccable And His Conclusions Are Immensely Practical The New Edition Will Be Much Welcomed Alex Main, Founding Coordinator Of Academic Staff Development For The British Universities, Murdoch University, Australia


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