Positively speaking – actively listening
Interdisciplinary reflections on lecturing as valuable in higher education
This paper re-evaluates the lecture as an educational technique, by exploring theories and ideas from a range of disciplines. Communication in the lecture theatre is described as a two-way process, which relies upon both verbal and nonverbal communication channels. Fundamental to this understanding is the idea that both lecturers and student audience members have an active role to play. In addition, it is suggested that the personal style and performance of the lecturer is an important factor in producing a successful educational outcome.
A PDF of the full paper is available from the HERDSA website.