Comment on Why lectures are dead (or soon will be) by Norm Friesen

August 26, 2014 Norm Friesen

This type of argument has been made by Diana Laurillard (1999/2005) and countless others. It is based on problematic inferences about teaching and communication (e.g. that giving a lecture is “information transmission” pure and simple) and about what learning and teaching are all about (e.g. that there’s some simple, clear dichotomy between instruction and student knowledge construction). I’ve collected and (co-)authored a number of texts about this:

http://learningspaces.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Friesen-Roth.pdf

http://learningspaces.org/files/foucault_lecture.pdf

http://www.aera.net/publications/?id=317

Cheers,

Norm

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