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What is lecture method?

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May 30, 2010 2:36PM

The lecture method is a teaching method, in fact the teaching method most often found in universities today. It bases itself upon the transmissive teaching model, in brief terms that knowledge is an object that can be transferred from the teacher to the learner.

Practically it implies a lecturer holding a lecture for a group of people. A strength is that it is possible to educate large number of people at once, thereby lowering costs. A limitation is that it yields less deep knowledge compared to other teaching methods such as case-based learning. (Chaplin 2009, White et al. 2009, Grunwald & Hartman 2010).