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European Workshop: Strategies for Better Lectures : June 4, 2014 in Brussels

12 May 2014

Strategies for Better Lectures - a workshop for European Academic Practitioners on June 4, 2014 in Brussels

Date: June 4, 2014

Start Time: 10:30 am

Location/venue: EUROCITIES, Square de Meeûs 1, B-1000, Brussels, Belgium


This workshop from the Higher Education Academy will highlight strategies to give better lectures, offer examples of best practice, and provide a forum in which university teachers who are considering more innovative approaches can explore their ideas.

It is open to all practitioners working in European universities and other HE contexts. It will be delivered by the Higher Education Academy’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) team and will thus be particularly relevant to those working within these disciplines.

A key strategy to be covered is the flipped lecture (also known as the inverted classroom) which largely removes the passive transmission element from the formal lecture session in favour of assigning the time to guided student activities. In order to illustrate this approach delegates will be required to complete some work in advance of the workshop.

Provisional Programme

1030 Arrival and refreshments

1100 Introduction to the day

1105 Traditional lectures – good and bad points

1130 Discussion of alternative approaches

1200 The flipped lecture

1300 Lunch

1400 The flipped lecture – part 2

1500 Practical exercise

1600 Discussion

1630 Close

For more information, please contact Dr Paul Yates (paul.yates (at)


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