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What's the Use of Lectures?. First U.S. Edition of the Classic Work on Lecturing

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  • 368 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Topics include taking notes, using handouts, practicing different formats and styles, obtaining feedback, overcoming difficulties, evaluating the lecture, and testing alternative methods when lecturing is not adequate.
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Preface to the American Edition xi

The Author xix

Part One: what Objectives cab Lectures Achieve?

1 Evidence of what Lectures Achieve 3

Part Two: What Factors Affect the Acquisition of Information?

2 Factors Influencing Memory 23

3 Factors Affecting Students Attention 44

4 Motivating Students 57

Part Three: What Lecture Techniques Apply These Factors Most Effectively?

5 Lecture Organization 69

6 Making a Point 89

7 Reasons and Explanations 103

8 Aids to Comprehending a Point 114

9 Note Taking in Lectures 129

10 The Purpose, Preparation, and Use the Handouts 148

11 Lecture Styles 163

12 Ways of Obtaining Feedback 173

13 Evaluation of Lectures 184

14 Overcoming Common Difficulties 214

15 Lectures for the Promotion of Thought 232

16 Lectures to Teach Attitudes 239

Part Four: Alternatives When Lecturing is Inadequate

17 The Lecture Method Alone is Rarely Adequate 251

18 Teaching Methods to use with Lectures 260

19 Some Combinations of Teaching Methods 282

Part Five: Preparation for the use of Lectures

20 Thinking the Lecture Through 291

21 Writing the Notes 297

22 Lecturing for the First Time 303

23 Conclusion 306

References and Bibliography 309

Name Index 335

Subject Index 341

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