Abstract

DEPARTMENTAL EXERCISE AIMED AT IMPROVING LECTURING ABILITY OF LECTURERS

Author(s): Saif Omar1, Mehre Darakhshan Mehdi2

ABSTRACT: Lectures are the most common methods of transmitting information in almost all schools, colleges and universities. Even in an era of e-learning it has continued to hold its significance. It has received considerable criticism in recent years due to poor lecturing abilities of the teacher that has resulted in poor learning outcome by the student. Nevertheless it is an integral part of teaching and it cannot be omitted from any kind of education. In the medical education reforms laid down by the Medical Council of India, much has been stressed upon small group teaching, hands on training and practical, yet the lecture has retained its place. Lecture is a type of passive large group teaching and much effort is required by the teacher to add adequate spark to his/her lecturing ability by rehearsing in self or among friends or by self-improvement through feedback received from students or peers. A good lecture leaves an indelible and cherished memory in the mind of the student.