Lecture rapture: the place and case for lectures in the new normal

Nordmann, E. , Hutchison, J. and MacKay, J. R.D. (2022) Lecture rapture: the place and case for lectures in the new normal. Teaching in Higher Education, 27(5), pp. 709-716. (doi: 10.1080/13562517.2021.2015755)

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Following the pivot to online teaching as a result of COVID-19, a longstanding debate as to whether higher education should abandon traditional face-to-face lectures has reignited. In this paper, we set out our reflection on this issue based on the evidence available. We conclude that traditional on-campus lectures, and the recordings of those lectures have a place in higher education and the suggestion that they should be abandoned is as unhelpful as the suggestion that they should be the default mode of teaching. When lectures are deliberately chosen as the most appropriate method of teaching and when the same pedagogical care and attention is given as to other modes of delivery, they provide an effective, pragmatic solution, particularly for large classes.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Nordmann, Dr Emily
Authors: Nordmann, E., Hutchison, J., and MacKay, J. R.D.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Psychology & Neuroscience
College of Science and Engineering > School of Psychology
Journal Name:Teaching in Higher Education
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1470-1294
Published Online:16 December 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 The Authors
First Published:First published in Teaching in Higher Education 27(5): 709-716
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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