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Lecturing – stupidest profession?

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Donald Clark Plan B: Lecturing – stupidest profession?

An uninterruptable lecture is almost as much an abomination as a TV broadcast, but even a replayable recording is no better than a bad lecture – where the only response to a question is to repeat verbatim whatever was not understood.

The point of a lecture is to allow spontaneous rephrasing or elaboration to correct for misinterpretations. In the absence of that you might as well use a book or printed notes, since written information is both much easier to navigate and much quicker to take in than that which is spoken.