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To sum up

For all its antiquity, the place of the lecture in health professions teaching is still assured although its purpose and role in the programme is starting to change in response to learners’ demands and expectations and changing learning technologies. That it still exists is partly a matter of its convenience when the curriculum requires that large groups be taught large bodies of material in a formal setting, but it can also be an effective way for transmitting information and/or problem solving.

Like most techniques in teaching and learning, lecturing requires its own set of skills, which can all be learned and refined through practice, feedback and reflection, but the single most important element of an effective lecture is that it should be a meaningful engagement for the audience and speaker alike. The key purpose behind a lecture is to ensure learners are offered learning relevant to their course that they cannot readily access by other means.



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