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Lectures remain a staple form of teaching in higher and professional education. However, some lectures are more effective than others. 53 interesting things to do in your lectures presents practical suggestions, each tried and tested, for developing your lectures. The book is designed for dipping into to find suggestions that dovetail with your own practice. The topics covered are wide-ranging. They include: structuring the lecturing process; improving students' notes; structuring and summarising content; linking lectures to each other; holding the students' attention; promoting active learning during lectures; using resources; and monitoring students' learning from lectures. Abstract: 53 practical ideas for developing lectures are presented. They cover: structuring the lecturing process; improving students' notes; using handouts; structuring and summarising content; linking lectures to each other; holding the students' attention; active learning during lectures; and monitoring learning. For each of the ideas, a problem or issue is identified and a practical teaching or learning method is proposed. Overall, the ideas are designed to help reflective practitioners in professional and higher education broaden their repertoire of pedagogical techniques. Key terms: higher education; learning; lectures; pedagogy; post-compulsory education; professional education; study; teaching
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