This paper proposes the use of a model of large student lectures in teacher education programmes to emphasize the group perspective, rather than the individual perspective, during lecture presentation and which complement other types of instruction such as tutorials and seminars. The model involves eight variables, manipulated by the lecturer that contribute to a good lecture series with more than 100 students. These are: atmosphere in the lecture hall, structure and clarity of the lecture, the learning and information content of the lecture, lightheartedness during the lecture, a personal and helpful relationship with the students, arranged and interesting breaks during the lecture, relevant illustrations and examples to the students, and a motivating and stimulating delivery to the students. Data from an Australian university support the model.
Waugh, G. H.,
& Waugh, R. F.
The Value of Lectures in Teacher Education: The group perspective.
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 24(1).