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Interactive Lecturing

Book Description

Tips and techniques to build interactive learning into lecture classes

Have you ever looked out across your students only to find them staring at their computers or smartphones rather than listening attentively to you? Have you ever wondered what you could do to encourage students to resist distractions and focus on the information you are presenting? Have you ever wished you could help students become active learners as they listen to you lecture?

Interactive Lecturing is designed to help faculty members more effectively lecture. This practical resource addresses such pertinent questions as, “How can lecture presentations be more engaging?” “How can we help students learn actively during lecture instead of just sitting and passively listening the entire time?” Renowned authors Elizabeth F. Barkley and Claire H. Major provide practical tips on creating and delivering engaging lectures as well as concrete techniques to help teachers ensure students are active and fully engaged participants in the learning process before, during, and after lecture presentations.

Research shows that most college faculty still rely predominantly on traditional lectures as their preferred teaching technique. However, research also underscores the fact that more students fail lecture-based courses than classes with active learning components. Interactive Lecturing combines engaging presentation tips with active learning techniques specifically chosen to help students learn as they listen to a lecture. It is a proven teaching and learning strategy that can be readily incorporated into every teacher’s methods.

In addition to providing a synthesis of relevant, contemporary research and theory on lecturing as it relates to teaching and learning, this book features 53 tips on how to deliver engaging presentations and 32 techniques you can assign students to do to support their learning during your lecture. The tips and techniques can be used across instructional methods and academic disciplines both onsite (including small lectures and large lecture halls) as well as in online courses.

This book is a focused, up-to-date resource that draws on collective wisdom from scholarship and practice. It will become a well-used and welcome addition for everyone dedicated to effective teaching in higher education.

Table of Contents

  1. COVER
  2. TITLE PAGE
  3. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  4. ABOUT THE AUTHORS
  5. PART ONE: A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR INTERACTIVE LECTURING
    1. CHAPTER 1: Lecture versus Active Learning
      1. The Lecture
      2. Active Learning
      3. The Debate: Lecture versus Active Learning
      4. Reconsidering the Debate: How We Frame It Matters
      5. Conclusion
      6. Notes
    2. CHAPTER 2: Integrating Lectures and Active Learning
      1. The Interactive Lecturing Model
      2. Engaging Presentations
      3. Active Learning
      4. Conclusion
  6. PART TWO: ENGAGING PRESENTATION TIPS
    1. CHAPTER 3: Setting Goals
      1. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 1: Big Why, Little Why
      2. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 2: SMART Lecture-Learning Goals
      3. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 3: Student Characteristics Analysis
      4. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 4: Presentation Persona
    2. CHAPTER 4: Creating Content
      1. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 5: Sticky Note Diagrams
      2. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 6: Brainstorming
      3. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 7: Logical Patterns
      4. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 8: Rule of Three
    3. CHAPTER 5: Structuring the Session
      1. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 9: Linked Lecturettes
      2. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 10: Select-a-Structure
      3. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 11: Bookends, Interleaves, and Overlays
      4. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 12: Lecture Plan
      5. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 13: Double Planning
    4. CHAPTER 6: Leveraging the Language
      1. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 14: Aristotelian Triptych
      2. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 15: Signposts
      3. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 16: Internal Previews and Summaries
      4. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 17: High-Impact Language
    5. CHAPTER 7: Designing Effective Audiovisuals
      1. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 18: Template Temperance
      2. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 19: Less Is More
      3. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 20: Context Keeper
      4. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 21: Invisible Slide
      5. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 22: Slide Replacements
    6. CHAPTER 8: Crafting Handouts and Supplements
      1. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 23: Lecture Map
      2. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 24: Content-Rich Handout
      3. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 25: Infodeck
      4. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 26: Annotated Reference Page
    7. CHAPTER 9: Demonstrating Readiness
      1. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 27: Out Loud
      2. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 28: Lecture Supply Kit
      3. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 29: Dress for Success
      4. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 30: Book and Check
    8. CHAPTER 10: Generating Enthusiasm and Interest
      1. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 31: Lecture Preview
      2. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 32: Meet and Greet
      3. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 33: Icebreakers
      4. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 34: Keep the Lights On
      5. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 35: The Hook
      6. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 36: Value Display
    9. CHAPTER 11: Managing the Session
      1. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 37: Terms of Engagement
      2. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 38: Classroom Technology Policy
      3. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 39: Silent Signals
      4. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 40: Every Minute Matters
      5. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 41: Extensions
    10. CHAPTER 12: Presenting Like a Professional
      1. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 42: To Script, or Not to Script?
      2. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 43: Weatherperson
      3. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 44: Pedagogical Moves
      4. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 45: Voice Modulation
    11. CHAPTER 13: Asking and Answering Questions
      1. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 46: Write a Question
      2. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 47: Echo Chamber
      3. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 48: Wait Time
      4. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 49: Right Means Right
    12. CHAPTER 14: Signaling the Takeaways
      1. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 50: The Synthesis
      2. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 51: The Connector
      3. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 52: The Power Close
      4. ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 53: The Graceful Goodbye
  7. PART THREE: ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUES
    1. CHAPTER 15: Actively Preparing
      1. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 1: Active Reading Documents
      2. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 2: Know-Wonder-Learned
      3. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 3: Two-Minute Question-Development Talks
      4. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 4: Individual Readiness Assurance Tests
    2. CHAPTER 16: Anticipating and Predicting New Information
      1. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 5: Update Your Classmate
      2. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 6: Sentence Stem Predictions
      3. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 7: Guess and Confirm
      4. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 8: Preview Guide
    3. CHAPTER 17: Listening for Information
      1. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 9: Advance Organizers
      2. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 10: Lecture Bingo
      3. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 11: Listening Teams
      4. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 12: Live-Tweet Lecture
    4. CHAPTER 18: Taking Notes
      1. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 13: Guided Notes
      2. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 14: Cued Notes
      3. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 15: Coded Notes
      4. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 16: Note-Taking Pairs
      5. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 17: Sketch Notes
    5. CHAPTER 19: Rehearsing Information
      1. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 18: Translate That!
      2. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 19: Think-Pair-Share
      3. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 20: Snap Shots
    6. CHAPTER 20: Applying Information
      1. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 21: Thick and Thin Questions
      2. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 22: Support a Statement
      3. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 23: Intrigue Journal
      4. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 24: Real-World Applications
    7. CHAPTER 21: Checking Understanding
      1. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 25: Pre-Post Freewrite
      2. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 26: One-Sentence Summary
      3. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 27: 3-2-1
      4. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 28: RSQC2
    8. CHAPTER 22: Reflecting and Metacognition
      1. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 29: Punctuated Lecture
      2. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 30: Post-Lecture Knowledge Survey
      3. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 31: Lecture Wrapper
      4. ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 32: Lecture Engagement Logs
  8. REFERENCES
  9. NAME INDEX
  10. SUBJECT INDEX
  11. END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT