Delivering Your First Lecture

Pedagogy - In the Classroom Masterclass Series

Room 6.30, Level 6, 111 Barry Street


More Information

Jessica Clydesdale

This workshop will detail the first lecture experience and guide participants to the responsibilities that they have before the lecture, during the lecture and 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 for the semester ahead. 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.

Workshop Objectives:

  • To provide an understanding of managing and shaping student expectations, lecture dynamics and engaging students
  • To provide tips on creating curiosity and excitement in a lecture in an environment of lecture capture, declining  student attendance and availability of online content
  • To help understand some of the key roles and responsibilities that you have and how to prepare a lecture, including its organisation and structure
  • To help develop awareness around audience perceptions from what your appearance and manner conveys about you
  • To provide tips on setting expectations in class, engaging your students and how to end a class

Facilitator: Professor Angela Paladino