We encourage all members of the Rice community to join our annual Symposium on Teaching and Learning held each January. Celebrating the outstanding teaching at Rice, the Symposium provides space for colleagues to share insights across disciplines and explore current scholarship on teaching and learning.
Rice University's Sixth Annual Symposium on Teaching and Learning
Friday, January 4th, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Faculty, Staff, Students, and Alumnae/i Welcome
“Reframing the Lecture as a Pedagogy of Engagement”
Dr. Claire Major
The University of Alabama
Educators today would be hard pressed to identify a teaching technique more heartily maligned than the lecture. Critics have called lectures boring, obsolete, old-fashioned, overused, and even unfair. Scholars have declared lectures the losers of the pedagogical cage match with active learning. The criticisms, however, often are leveled at one type of lecture: the full-session, transmission-model lecture. Moreover, researchers have most often compared full-class transmission lectures to lectures interspersed with active learning strategies, and it is the latter that is the more effective approach. Interactive lecturing is a model for combining lectures and active learning techniques in a way that can engage students and improve their learning.
Lunch and Workshop