Reconsidering the lecture in modern veterinary education

Michelangelo Campanella, Simon Lygo-Baker

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Abstract

Those teaching in the higher-education environment are now increasingly meeting with larger cohorts of students. The result is additional pressure on the resources available and on the teacher and learners. Against this backdrop, discussions and reflections took place between a practitioner, within a UK veterinary school, and an educational researcher with extensive experience in observing teaching in veterinary medicine. The result was an examination of the lecture as a method of teaching to consider how to resolve identified challenges. The focus of much of the literature is on technical aspects of teaching and learning, reverting to a range of tips to resolve particular issues recognized in large-group settings. We suggest that while these tips are useful, they will only take a practitioner so far. To be able to make a genuine connection to learners and help them connect directly to the discipline, we need to take account of the emotional aspects of our role as teachers, without which, delivery of knowledge may be undermined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-145
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Veterinary Medical Education
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

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Keywords

  • emotions
  • large groups
  • learning
  • lecturing
  • teaching

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  • Education

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Reconsidering the lecture in modern veterinary education. / Campanella, Michelangelo; Lygo-Baker, Simon.

In: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, Vol. 41, No. 2, 01.01.2014, p. 138-145.

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