What Is the Definition of "lecture Method"?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 3:20:54 AM ET
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The lecture method is a teaching method where the instructor acts as the primary information giver. The instructor typically stands in front of the students and may use a visual aid, such as a PowerPoint presentation, chalkboard or handout.

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Students are expected to listen and take notes during lectures, and there is limited interaction and exchange between teacher and student. The lecture method is common in college classes due to its convenience and ability to pass on information to a large group at once. Students who are not auditory learners or who lack note taking skills may struggle with the lecture method of teaching.