Emotional engagement in large group lectures

This Blog post was written by Dr David Roberts. Higher Education has been concerned with the matter of ‘engagement’ for some years now; I’ve blogged on this before, so I don’t want to reinvent the wheel. But in brief, student engagement can either be thought of as being concerned with academic content (the intellectual material weRead more

David Roberts: The power of images in teaching dyslexic students

INTRODUCTION It should come as no surprise that the number of dyslexic students entering Higher Education (HE) has increased in line with the widening participation agenda that has accompanied neoliberal hegemonic domination of academic praxis.  That number has risen dramatically over the last two decades, from approximately 2,000 in 1994 to more than 20,000 inRead more

Keith Pond: Lecture delivery in the digital era

When I started lecturing 30 years ago my “training” suggested that the lecture was “the art of the effective explanation”. I liked that – even if, as an inexperienced academic, I really needed someone to effectively explain many of the concepts I was lecturing to me!! The media I used was the pre-handwritten “acetate”, positionedRead more