What is Lecture?
One-way presentation delivery method in which information is given from a speaker to the rest of the audience.
Other Common Names for Lecture
Other common names for dialogue education include:
- Sage on the Stage
In its purest form, lecture is a broad concept whose primary properties feature:
- one-way presentation (speaker to audience)
- verbal delivery of information.
Resources From The Train Like a Champion Blog
- The 20-minute Presentation Checklist
- Is Lecture the Root of all Evil? My Position is Evolving.
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- “Mr. Lecturer, tear down this wall!”
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- Interactive Lectures using Google Docs
- 6 Reasons Your Presentation is no TED Talk
- “Is didactic really all that bad?
CLOSELY RELATED ELEMENTS
At its core, lecture can be defined as simply talking about content. In fact, lecture may be the single-most prominent method of content delivery known to man. It can take many forms—from standard college classes and Sunday church sermons to TED Talks and storytelling.
If you subscribe to the idea that an instructor must be accountable to the audience, ensuring audience members are following along and enhancing their knowledge, skills, or abilities, then lecture can also present a challenge. Due to the one-way nature of this element, there is inherent difficulty in determining whether audience members are processing the information being delivered (or whether they’re simply making eye contact while their mind wanders off to what they need to buy at the grocery store or who might win the big game this weekend).
For those most comfortable with the lecture format, several elements can bond with it to add instructor–learner accountability.