In Defense of the Lecture

Um artigo com várias interpretações disparatadas sobre “neoliberalismo” mas também com vários bons argumentos sobre a importância dos formatos tradicionais de ensino: In Defense of the Lecture. Por Miya Tokumitsu.

The best lectures draw on careful preparation as well as spontaneous revelation. While speaking to students and gauging their reactions, lecturers come to new conclusions, incorporate them into the lecture, and refine their argument. Lectures impart facts, but they also model argumentation, all the while responding to their audience’s nonverbal cues. Far from being one-sided, lectures are a social occasion.

The regular timing of lectures contributes to their sociality, establishing a course’s rhythm. The weekly lecture, or pair of lectures, draws students together at the same time and place, providing a set of ideas to digest while reading supplementary material and breaking into smaller discussion sections. Classrooms are communities, and typically lectures are the only occasion for the entire group to convene physically. Remove the impetus to gather — either by insinuating that recorded lectures are just as effective or by making the lecture optional — and the benefits of community disappear.

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One thought on “In Defense of the Lecture

  1. JP-A

    Vemos tanta gente que quase só fala, que quando lemos alguma coisa de gente que pensa sobre estas coisas até achamos estranho! 🙂

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