Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Basic Lecturing Skills

LEVEL D - Doctoral Workshops/Symposium

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Doctoral School

DESCRIPTION This workshop is intended for doctoral students who would like to develop basic skills in lecturing large groups. The first part of the workshop will focus on the lecture as a legitimate teaching strategy and on different types of lectures. An overview of formal paper-reading lectures, story-telling lectures, discussion-based lectures, visually enhanced lectures, demonstration lectures, online lectures and interactive lectures will be provided. The second part of the workshop will focus on educational strategies to enhance the lecture, such as: activating prior knowledge, capturing attention and emphasizing important points, using multimedia and technology effectively, making concepts meaningful through examples and using questions to promote critical thinking. The workshop will also include a short demonstration of the instructional technology available in a University of Malta lecture theatre.


By the end of this workshop, the doctoral researcher should be able to:

- recognize the advantages and disadvantages of teaching a large group;
- identify ways of maximizing interaction and learning during a lecture;
- describe the steps needed when planning and developing an effective lecture.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Timetable Details

Semester 2
Occ A - Date: 27 Mar 2019; Time: 13:00 - 16:00; Duration: 3 hours
Occ AE - Date: 3 Apr 2019; Time: 17:00 - 20:00; Duration: 3 hours


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%

LECTURER/S James Cilia

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