Delivering your First Lecture

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Seminar Room 6.30, Level 6, FBE Building 111 Barry Street, Parkville

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Tessa Brinley

  • Improving Teaching

"Delivering your First Lecture"

This workshop will detail the first lecture experience and guide participants to the responsibilities that they have before and during the lecture. It will provide guidance for the structure of the first lecture. We will review how to select content for the first class and how to balance this with activities to reinforce learning and set expectations for the student experience. It details the first lecture day expectations and how to manage the ending of a class.

Participants will have the opportunity to structure a first lecture and experience some different activities that could be applied in small, medium and large lecture environments.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Manage and shape student expectations, lecture dynamics and engage students
  • Provide tips on creating curiosity and excitement in a lecture
  • Understand the key roles and responsibilities that you have and how to prepare a lecture, including its organisation and structure
  • Understand how to end a class


Professor Angela Paladino is the Director of the WCLA and a Professor of Marketing. She has published her work in journals including the Journal of Product Innovation Management, Marketing Letters, Journal of Marketing Education, Environmental Education Research, Management International Review and The Journal of Business Ethics. Angela has been awarded over 12 international and national teaching awards from organisations including the Academy of Marketing Science. She has been awarded over $35M in competitive funding from national and international agencies including the Australian Research Council. Angela is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM). She is on the editorial review board of JPIM, the Journal of Marketing Education and the Journal for the Advancement of Marketing Education.