NISOD Webinar: Dynamic Lecturing: Research-Based Strategies to Enhance Lecture Effectiveness

In the fight against poor teaching, lecturing has been unjustly accused and vilified. If someone describes a lecture as ineffective, the webinar facilitator asks three questions: (1) what kind of lecture is it, (2) how is the lecture delivered, and, (3) to whom is the lecture given? Lectures can certainly be ineffective as a teaching strategy, and certainly should never (or should very rarely) be used for entire class sessions; however, at times, lectures can also be very effective. During this webinar, participants consider ways to make lectures more effective—something that (spoiler alert) is typically done by combining lectures with additional teaching methods.

Todd Zakrajsek, Associate Professor and Associate Director, Faculty Fellowship, Family Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine