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 researchers who would like to develop basic skills in lecturing large groups. The first part of the workshop focuses on the lecture as a legitimate teaching strategy and on different types of lectures (such as formal paper-reading lectures, discussion-based lectures and demonstration lectures). The second part of the workshop focuses on educational strategies to enhance the lecture including activating prior knowledge, capturing attention and emphasising important points, using multimedia and technology effectively, making concepts meaningful through examples, and using questions to promote critical thinking. The workshop also includes a short demonstration of the instructional technologies in a lecture theatre.


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

- recognise the advantages and disadvantages of large group teaching;
- describe the steps involved in planning and developing an effective lecture;
- identify strategies to increase interaction and learning during a lecture.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Timetable Details

Semester 1
Occ A - Date: 29 Nov 2019; Time: 13:00 - 16:00; Duration: 3 hours

Semester 2
Occ AE - Date: 21 Apr 2020; 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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