Motivations
Role of the Instructor
Goal of education: promote student learning

Key to course success: what students learn

Not particularly important what instructor covers in class

Apparently duplicated effort if instructor repeats material in textbook;
if instructor must repeat textbook, perhaps a new textbook should be used!

Lecturer can only guess what students are really thinking

What topics are clear and need little discussion?

When are clarifications, expansions, examples needed?

What misconceptions might students have?
Common Educational Goal: Prepare for lifelong learning

How will students learn how to learn?

Steady format of lecture does not develop habits for learning after school
Lectures
If lecture is not very effective, why use that pedagogy?
Basic Challenge
How can one engage students, so focus can be on their learning?
created 30 March 2011
revised 3 April 2011, 6 October 2016


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