Category Archives: Lecturing

If you could teach just one thing

Setting up new course designs for the year, my colleagues and I have been talking about key themes, headlines, and core content. As well as all the detail, we need to be able to identify the big picture in what

If you could teach just one thing

Setting up new course designs for the year, my colleagues and I have been talking about key themes, headlines, and core content. As well as all the detail, we need to be able to identify the big picture in what

Tip no.2 for overcoming speaker’s nerves

Memorise just a sentence or two of introduction. For most people the scariest moment in a talk is right at the beginning, when you are standing there in front of the room, before you have said those first few words.

Tip no.2 for overcoming speaker’s nerves

Memorise just a sentence or two of introduction. For most people the scariest moment in a talk is right at the beginning, when you are standing there in front of the room, before you have said those first few words.

Tips for giving talks (1)

I will soon be starting the 2nd semester of the academic year, when my 1st-year students are asked to make their first “serious” spoken presentations. Of course they have had some practice speaking in small groups and giving micro-presentations, but

Tips for giving talks (1)

I will soon be starting the 2nd semester of the academic year, when my 1st-year students are asked to make their first “serious” spoken presentations. Of course they have had some practice speaking in small groups and giving micro-presentations, but

There are few things to which you cannot ‘do Geography’.

I often argue that Geography has to be defined not only by its subject matter but also by its approach. The subject matter of Geography is vast; potentially limitless. There is little, if anything, to which you cannot Do Geography.

There are few things to which you cannot ‘do Geography’.

I often argue that Geography has to be defined not only by its subject matter but also by its approach. The subject matter of Geography is vast; potentially limitless. There is little, if anything, to which you cannot Do Geography.

The lecture as a way of teaching

My colleague Rob Jackson made an interesting point in his blog about how people might use breaks within lectures to help students concentrate. When I was a new lecturer I went on a course in which we took turns giving

The lecture as a way of teaching

My colleague Rob Jackson made an interesting point in his blog about how people might use breaks within lectures to help students concentrate. When I was a new lecturer I went on a course in which we took turns giving