D’Inverno (2003:19) notes that “Most of the lectures which students attend require little engagement and they may well have developed a passive mentality in which some largely expect to switch off”. This paper reviews current thinking in this issue and present recent feedback from students in order to establish what can be done to improve the lecture as a method of instruction. We present a discussion that will help encourage a deeper sense of learning, make the lecture into something that students do not want to miss through promoting inclusiveness in learning, by making lectures more interactive and developing student participation. That is, moving from passivity to interactivity.
"From Passivity to Interactivity: How the Traditional Lecture has Evolved as a Method of Instruction,"
The ITB Journal:
1, Article 4.
Available at: http://arrow.dit.ie/itbj/vol8/iss1/4