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Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Section 1: Exploring the Lecture
  • 1) Why Lecture; 2) Types of Lectures
  • Section 2: Lecture Enhancement Strategies
  • 3) Activate Prior Knowledge
  • 4) Capture Attention and Emphasize Important Points
  • 5) Effective Use of Multi-Media
  • 6) Make it Meaningful via Examples
  • 7) Reflection Opportunities
  • 8) Retrieval Practice
  • 9) Questions for Critical Thinking
  • Section 3: Planning and Evaluating Lectures
  • 10) Planning Effective Lectures
  • 11) Evaluating Lectures
  • References
  • About the Authors
  • Index

About the Author

Christine Harrington is the Executive Director of the New Jersey Center for Student Success at the New Jersey Council of County Colleges. She is the author of Student Success in College: Doing What Works! 2nd edition (a research-based textbook for first-year seminars) published by Cengage Learning.

Todd Zakrajsek is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill, and Executive Director of the Academy of Educators in the School of Medicine. He currently directs three Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning and sits on two educationally related boards: ERI for Lenovo Computer and TEI for Microsoft.

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Finally, a book that lifts lecturing out of the land of ill-repute and positions it squarely in the midst of active learning strategies. Harrington and Zakrajsek present a plethora of simple strategies, based on numerous research studies, that will actively engage students in learning. This is a must read for faculty who want to use lecturing as a tool to improve studentsaEURO (TM) critical thinking and problem solving skills."" aEURO" Saundra McGuire, Director Emerita, Center for Academic Success, Louisiana State University

""Headline news! Students can learn from lectures! This is Harrington and ZakrajsekaEURO (TM)s convincing, evidence-based argument. Their book is the first one on lecturing since BlighaEURO (TM)s fifth edition of WhataEURO (TM)s the Use of Lectures? published back in 1998. Academia really needs Dynamic Lecturing, especially because the lecture is still the most popular teaching method around. So letaEURO (TM)s stop trashing it and just do it well by 'accessorizing' it in some of the many low-effort ways Harrington and Zakrajsek recommend."" aEURO" Linda B. Nilson, Director Emeritus, Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation, Clemson University

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