ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 29Punctuated Lecture

Complexity involved in
Planning MODERATE
Developing Materials MODERATE
Implementing in Class LOW

Description and Purpose

During a Punctuated Lecture, students listen to the lecture for approximately twenty minutes. At the end of the lecture segment, the lecturer pauses and asks students to answer questions about what they are doing at that particular moment.

Punctuated Lectures help to promote student engagement during a lecture through the process of asking students to be more self-aware of their own involvement (Angelo & Cross, 1993). The activity also can help students refocus attention if their minds have wandered, which can help to improve active listening. Over time and ...

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