Re-imagining the traditional lecture: an action research approach to teaching student teachers to 'do' philosophy

Tormey, Roland and Henchy, Deirdre (2008) Re-imagining the traditional lecture: an action research approach to teaching student teachers to 'do' philosophy. Teaching in Higher Education, 13 (3). pp. 303-314. ISSN 13562517

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Although we were required to lecture to large groups of over 170 students, the traditional lecture clashed with our commitment to teach in a way that was student-centred, relational and socially and politically transformative. In this context, and using an action research approach, we sought to turn our large-group lectures into a space that both met some of the historic aims of the lecture in passing on received knowledge, but also became a space for students to immediately engage in a process of discussion and dialogue around the concepts and ideas raised. Although the literature suggested this was not possible in groups of over a hundred, we found that our students identified that the re-imagined lecture significantly aided their learning in a number of key respects. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Teaching in Higher Education is the property of Routledge and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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Additional Information: Tormey, Roland 1; Email Address: Henchy, Deirdre 1; Affiliation: 1: Department of Education and Professional Studies, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.; Source Info: Jun2008, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p303; Subject Term: LECTURES & lecturing; Subject Term: EDUCATIONAL innovations; Subject Term: LECTURE method in teaching; Subject Term: TEACHING aids & devices; Subject Term: AUDIOVISUAL education; Subject Term: HIGHER education; Subject Term: STUDENT participation; Subject Term: EDUCATIONAL technology planning; Subject Term: IRELAND; Author-Supplied Keyword: action research; Author-Supplied Keyword: critical thinking; Author-Supplied Keyword: lecturing; Author-Supplied Keyword: philosophy of education; Author-Supplied Keyword: teacher education; Number of Pages: 12p; Illustrations: 2 Charts; Document Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: LECTURES & lecturing; EDUCATIONAL innovations; LECTURE method in teaching; TEACHING aids & devices; AUDIOVISUAL education; HIGHER education; STUDENT participation; EDUCATIONAL technology planning; IRELAND; action research; critical thinking; lecturing; philosophy of education; teacher education
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