Lectures have been criticised for being outmoded, ineffective and inefficient
The educational value and effectiveness of lectures
Article first published online: 5 NOV 2008
© Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2008
The Clinical Teacher
Volume 5, Issue 4, pages 218–221, December 2008
How to Cite
Matheson, C. (2008), The educational value and effectiveness of lectures. The Clinical Teacher, 5: 218–221. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-498X.2008.00238.x
If lectures are compact and well-structured, a lot of knowledge can be transmitted to a lot of students
When students are fully engaged their attention span seems infinite
In a small group discussion, a tutor can be authoritarian and oppressive
Lectures can not only transmit knowledge, but also stimulate higher-order thinking
Learning should be closely related to understanding and solving real-life problems
- Issue published online: 5 NOV 2008
- Article first published online: 5 NOV 2008
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