ENGAGING LECTURE TIP 37Terms of Engagement

Student engagement is a powerful influence on lecture presentation success. If students do their jobs and are attentive during the lecture, and if you have done yours and are well prepared, you will most likely deliver a successful lecture. If students are uninvolved and passive, your lecture will not be a success even if your delivery has been outstanding.

It can be tempting to blame students for any lack of engagement, particularly when you have done your job in preparation and delivery. However, students—particularly ones new to higher education—may not know how to engage in a lecture. They may not know how to read ahead of the session or to prepare, take notes, and think critically for the purpose ...

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