Lecturing and expertise 2

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Taking this module gives you competencies to:

  • Use lecturing as an activating and knowledge construction evoking teaching method
  • Support your students’ development of expertise on your lectures
  • Analyze your own experiences of lectures as a teacher and/or as a student
  • Select lecturing methods that best fit you and your students’ learning goals

Self-study materials

Watch the videos by Professor Erno Lehtinen and read the articles below the videos.


ARTICLE 1: Jones, S.E. (2007). Reflections on the lecture: outmoded medium or instrument of inspiration? Journal of Further and Higher Education Vol. 31, No. 4, November 2007, pp. 397–406.
ARTICLE 2: Charlton, B. 2006. Lectures are such an effective teaching method because they exploit human evolved human psychology to improve learning. Medical Hypotheses 2006; 67: 1261-1265.
ARTICLE 3: Lonka, K. & Ketonen, E. 2012. How to make a lecture course an engaging learning experience? Studies for the Learning Society, Vol, 2, Issue 2-3, 63–74.

Read more:

ARTICLE 4: Kember, D. & Kwan, K. 2000. Lecturers’ approaches to teaching and their relationship to conceptions of good teaching. Instructional Science 28: 469–490.
ARTICLE 5: Knight, J. & Wood, W. 2005. Teaching More by Lecturing Less. Cell Biology Education. 2005 Winter 4(4): 298–310.
ARTICLE 6: Steinert, Y. & Snell, L. 1999. Interactive lecturing: strategies for increasing participation in large group presentations. Medical Teacher, 21(1), 1999, 37-42.

Guided study

Contact your own University for information regarding guided studies based on the materials.


Content: Erno Lehtinen, Professor, University of Turku