Encouraging Thinking in Lectures

Date: Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm (Light lunch provided at 12:30pm - 1:00pm)

Venue: LT-11


A team of Fulbright Scholars in Gateway Education from various institutions, including:
Dr David CAMPION, Associate Professor of History at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon (Current Host: Hong Kong Baptist University)
Dr Janel CURRY, Dean and Professor of Geography, Geology, and Environmental Studies at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan (Current Host: City University of Hong Kong)
Dr Hedley FREAKE, Professor of Nutritional Sciences at University of Connecticut – Storrs (Current Host: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)



Lectures, as a method of teaching and learning, have been criticised for encouraging students to be passive and surface learners; however, this need not be the case. This workshop explored ways in which a teacher could design and manage elements of class interaction and student engagement with the lecture content in an otherwise ‘traditional lecture’.

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