As classroom analytics improve, students with different learning needs enter higher education, and the way in which we find and retain information evolves, the role of the traditional lecture is called into question. Is it the most effective teaching method? Is the sage on the stage a better gauge of their students’ engagement than evidence-based learning?
Teaching and learning experts from around the world weigh-in on the discussion. One argues that the lecture is just one tool of many that any skilled teaching professional possesses, while another says the lecture has no place in a learning environment to begin with.