2nd Edition

Giving a Lecture From Presenting to Teaching

By Kate Exley, Reg Dennick Copyright 2009
    240 Pages
    by Routledge

    240 Pages
    by Routledge

    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:

    • A new chapter on podcasting and e-lecturing
    • Much more on the effective use of PowerPoint
    • Guidance on using interactive handsets to promote active learning and engagement
    • Consideration of the role of Lectures in problem based learning (PBL) courses
    • An expanded chapter that addresses current diversity/inclusivity issues
    • A fresh look with new Illustrations
    • Updated 'Recommended Reading and Web-Resource' sections

    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.

    Series Preface


    List of figures

    List of tables

    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




    Kate Exley is Senior Staff Development Officer at The University of Leeds and a consultant in Higher Education.

    Reg Dennick is Assistant Director of Medical Education in the Medical School at the University of Nottingham.

    "…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