Tuesday, 28 April 2009

How to boil an egg

Every now and then our team shares ideas about their teaching - things that have worked and things that haven't. One of the problems I'm often faced with is wanting to make learning experiential but being limited by teaching large numbers of students (50+), in a short space of time (1 hour) in an inappropriate teaching space for experiential learning (a lecture theatre).

One of my particular frustrations was (is) trying to teach presentation skills by telling rather than by doing (because of the limitations mentioned above). This isn't anything ground breaking  but here are a couple of slides I've used recently to try and get students experiencing what it's like to present from a text heavy slide versus a visual slide. I get them to pair up and have a go and then take feedback on how they found it.

Does anyone else have any bright ideas?


  1. I can't view the slides Stuart...not sure why. Korin

  2. Can you show me when you're next in and I'll try and see what the problem is

  3. I can view slides OK Stu (at home on mac using flock). Very nice example and love the peer feedback idea.

  4. I think it is because I don't have the right Flash on my PC. It also means I can't view youtube videos. annoying.