Debating the lecture: Only if students are inspired – An astute academic’s perspective from the 1960s

Henry A Bent was well-known as a chemistry lecturer at the Department of Chemistry, North Caroline State University in the 1960-70s. So famous in these quarters, that he is known for Bent’s Rule In 1969 he published a paper, which is available online,  entitled Why Lecture? The paper begins with the statement: For students who […]

Debating the lecture: If so, how long should teachers talk?

The Lecture: The process by which the notes of the lecturer become the notes of the student without passing through the mind of either* The term ‘lecture’, generally relates to university, where high level concepts are poured into empty vessels on a regular basis. However, for this discussion it also applies to any learning context […]