The second edition of Giving a Lecture builds upon the reputation and success of the Key Guides for Effective Teaching in Higher Education series. It is an excellent resource for those new to teaching at the University and College level and for those who just want to reflect upon and refresh their lecturing practice. The best selling first edition has been fully revised, and this edition continues to cover all the basics on how to go about lecturing while maintaining its jargon-free and accessible style. New lecturers will find the second edition equips them with the essential tools and guidance for delivering a successful lecture, and explains exciting new developments along with the fundamentals of lecturing.
Addressing a number of rapid developments that have occurred since its first publication in 2004, the second edition provides:
This handy guide uses a multi-disciplinary approach based on sound educational theory to provide clear guidance and engaging ideas on giving a memorable and motivational lecture. Readers will find its straightforward approach is both readable and very practical, and new University and College Teachers, Graduate Teaching Assistants, Part-time Tutors, Teaching Clinicians and Practitioners, together with those interested in educational and staff development, will find this book provides them with all the guidance they need to lecture with confidence and skill.
"…This book will be a great resource for new faculty, teaching assistants, and graduate students….Exley and Dennick have provided an excellent resource for educators to critically examine their lecture and teaching practices."—Teaching Theology & Religion
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1. Why lecture?
2. Preparing to lecture
3. Structuring and sequencing lectures
4. Using your voice effectively and projecting a confident self
5. Handling nerves, anxieties and discipline problems
6. Presenting material visually and using PowerPoint well
7. Preparing and using handouts and learning resources
8. Active learning in lectures and using interactive handsets
9. Podcasting and e-lectures
10. Responding to different needs and student diversity
11. Evaluating lecturing and developing your practice
Appendix I: Supporting students with a disability: the legal position
Appendix II: Further information on specific disabilities and support organizations
This indispensable series is aimed at new lecturers, postgraduate students who have teaching time, Graduate Teaching Assistants, part-time tutors and demonstrators, as well as experienced teaching staff who may feel it’s time to review their skills in teaching and learning.
Titles in this series will provide the teacher in higher education with practical, realistic guidance on the various different aspects of their teaching role, which is underpinned not only by current research in the ﬁeld, but also by the extensive experience of individual authors, and with a keen eye kept on the limitations and opportunities therein. By bridging a gap between academic theory and practice, all titles will provide generic guidance on the topics covered, which is then brought to life through the use of short, illustrative examples drawn from a range of disciplines. All titles in the series will:
Titles in the series will prove invaluable whether they are used for self-study, as reference material when seeking teaching recognition or as part of a formal taught programme on teaching and learning in higher education (HE), and will also be of relevance to teaching staff working in further education (FE) settings.