Course Description

The best lectures, like any good talk, invite students to think imaginatively and conceptually about a significant theme or problem. They do more than “cover the material.” a good lecture always offers a point of view and an entry into a field of study. It is not, however, the ideal platform for a complex scholarly argument or a massive transfer of data.

The goal is to illuminate a topic, not to baffle students with its nuances or to overload them with information.

You should also try for a relaxed, conversational tone; allow yourself to think out loud, and engage with the material as you present it. It’s usually a mistake to rely extensively on a verbatim text, which can result in the kind of mind-numbing performance often parodied in television and movies.  If you can present the message in a narrative form, you are taking advantage of a natural feature of cognitive receptivity.

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So the successful lecturer is, above all else, a good storyteller. If you think back to the most memorable lectures or academic talks you have heard, you will probably agree.

Teacher Training Course Content:

1- Lecture Prepration

  • PreparationPage
  •  Basic Presentation SkillsPage
  •  Structure and PacePage
  •  CohesivenessPage
  •  Putting Your Material in ContextPage

2- Lecture Delivery

  • Lecture Delivery
  • Variety of Presentation
  • Handling Questions
  • Personalising Lectures
  • Audiovisual Aids
  • Handouts 

3- Student-Teacher Communication

  • Asking Effective Questions
  • Characteristics of Effective Listening
  • Interacting with Students
  • How to Lead a Discussion
  • How to Get Students to Talk in Class
  • Evaluating Students

4- Evaluating Students

  • Designing Problem Sets
  • Papers, Projects, and Presentations
  • Designing Writing Assignments
  • Testing Guidelines
  • Assessing Student Learning
  • Writing Feedback Comments
  • Teaching Evaluation

5- Tips From Other LecturersPage

  • Getting and Using Course Feedback
  • Interpreting Course Evaluations
 
 
Content: Video, Notes, Articles, and Assignments
Duration: 90 hours
Level: 6
Credit: 6
Price: £35.00 (This is the certification fee, the course is free)