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Reflecting on Lecture Practice

Wednesday 17 May 2017, 12.00PM to 1.30pm

Speaker(s): Dr Nicole Lindstrom, Dr Tom Houseman, Dr Robin Jervis

Lectures remain at the centre of our teaching practice in Politics, and play an important role in tandem with more participatory seminar teaching. This seminar will look at how we can address some of the challenges posed to lectures by low student turnout and attentiveness by looking at how we might include new and innovative approaches in our techniques. The workshop will be focused on four 10-minute long presentations before an open discussion on these topics. There is no judgement on the traditional approach taken by most lecturers, nor any compulsion to use new techniques – this is just a session to reflect on our existing practice and discuss possibilities for innovation.

This session is open to all staff and PGWTs including those who do not currently give lectures, and we hope it will be useful in raising awareness of new techniques as well as offering an opportunity for reflection on the current state of this area of our practice.


Dr. Nicole Lindstrom: The “Traditional” Approach: Merits and Challenges

Dr. Tom Houseman: Using Formative Feedback Apps in Lectures

Dr. Robin Jervis: Google Slides and Lecture Participation

Dr. Tom Houseman: Lectures as Performance

Please direct any enquiries to Robin Jervis ( who will be chairing the session.

Location: Derwent College, room D/N/104

Admission: All welcome. Lunch will be provided