Dynamic Lecturing: Research-Based Strategies to Enhance Effectiveness

February 26, 2018

head shot of Todd Zakrajsek

Is lecturing a "tainted and antiquated" mode of teaching or a misunderstood and unfairly maligned approach? According to Todd Zakrajsek, it depends. Lecturing is not inherently good or bad and there are many styles and modalities that serve different purposes.

In this presentation, recorded on February 7, 2018, in Berkeley's Academic Innovation Studio, Todd Zakrajsek illustrates common misconceptions about active and passive learning, explores components of effective lecturing, and shares strategies for combining lecturing with other interactive techniques to create meaningful learning experiences for students. The program was hosted by Berkeley's Center for Teaching and Learning.

Dr. Todd Zakrajsek, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Faculty Development Fellowship Program in the Department of Family Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill. He currently directs five Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching, and sits on two educationally related boards and several editorial boards for journals in the area of teaching and learning. He is an international speaker who is requested regularly for keynote presentations and campus workshops, having published and presented widely on the topic of effective teaching and student learning.

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