Lecture is not a Dirty Word, How to Use Active Lecture to Increase Student Engagement

Jess L. Gregory

Abstract


Lecture is a much maligned classroom method of instruction. Like any other technique employed by educators, there are both effective and ineffective ways to deliver content through a lecture format. Respecting that the college learner has changed, active lecturing strategies maximize student learning of course content, engaging both modern learners and teachers at higher levels. The active lecture strategies presented are grounded in Chickering and Gamson’s seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education and provide a balanced approach to providing content and opportunities to connect to the content that help students not only master the material presented in class, but also the out-of-class material students access in their readings and experiences.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5430/ijhe.v2n4p116

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International Journal of Higher Education
ISSN 1927-6044 (Print)   ISSN 1927-6052 (Online)

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