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Is lecture really the thing that needs fixing? By Robert Talbert

Is lecture really the thing that needs fixing? By Robert Talbert | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it

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Based on the headline and framing of the article, you might be tempted to think that the problem is that lecture is ineffective and that data might be able to fix it. But that’s not really it. (Nor is the problem that students are stupid and lazy, which you might get from the comment section.) Actually I think Samson himself nails the problem:

He is not shy about admitting where teaching falls on the list of priorities for most of his peers: a distant third, after publishing articles and landing research grants. “Instructors want to do the right thing,” he says. “They’re just busy guys, and they don’t sense that the bean-counting is heavily weighted toward the teaching.”

In that one quote, you get everything you need to know about why traditional instructor-centered teaching still reigns supreme on many university campuses, despite mountains of evidence, not to mention anecdotes, that interactive-engagement methods are far more effective. It all boils down to that one word:Priorities.



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A number of good points made about priorities in higher education; also, some intelligent disussion in the comment sections from (mostly) learning peers.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 13, 12:40 AM

Here's a bit of insight: Professors should also be teachers, colleges should make teaching a priority, teaching skills should be rewarded.


You know what they say about should... Still it's a clean, simple, low tech solution a major problem in the college classroom. 

Michelle Allwright's curator insight, August 20, 5:11 PM

Interactive, engaging and the learning around core skills is where it is heading. It's about ensuring that the students are industry ready; not just theory ready.

Ulrike Grabe's curator insight, August 22, 5:13 AM

" If you really want something to happen, you make it a priority and make the time. I have to conclude that I think many universities, and sadly many faculty, say that they want effective teaching and high student performance, but they don’t want it badly enough to make sacrifices for it."

 

He has point there. :-)

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10 free online tools for teaching and learning | Education | Features | PC Pro

10 free online tools for teaching and learning | Education | Features | PC Pro | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it

"Louisa Mellor reveals ten free online tools that might change your teaching for the better..."

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What Does Teaching in The 21st Century Mean ?

What Does Teaching in The 21st Century Mean ? | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it

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Philippines: Teaching and learning outside classroom walls

Philippines: Teaching and learning outside classroom walls | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it

"The Alternative Learning System of the Department of Education teaches basic reading, writing and math skills to disadvantaged students in the Philippines ..."

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23 Roles of The 21st Century Educator ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

23 Roles of The 21st Century Educator ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it

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IncitED's curator insight, July 17, 2013 2:09 PM

Educators aren't the "sage on the stage" anymore because information is readily accessible. Now teaching is about helping students make sense of all the info. 

Marie Arndt's comment, July 19, 2013 5:43 AM
The role of the teacher has changed in many ways, not just regarding teaching, but the importance they have in students' lives. Technology, as Susan rightly points out, quality of teaching cannot be disguised by technology. We must help students to be selective in the barrage of 'information' they are exposed to, which is not always that but biased tripe or propaganda.
Jeroen Bottema's curator insight, August 6, 2013 8:04 AM

Mooi plaatje, geeft de student inzicht in de verschillende rollen van de leraar. Meer dan alleen 'sage on the stage'. Verder onderschrijf ik de opmerking van Susan Bainbridge.