Category Archives: Lecturing

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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