• Question: Do you like giving lectures and do you like researching them?

    Asked by patrick2xmas18 to Oliver, Kat, Gill, Gemma, Aoife, Alice on 8 Jan 2019. This question was also asked by lectureattendee.
    • Photo: Gemma Chandratillake

      Gemma Chandratillake answered on 8 Jan 2019:


      Yes – I like giving lectures if I feel well-prepared and/or the topic is something I’m very familiar with. I tend to teach groups in quite a conversational way, I like it when people stop me to ask questions. It’s not a lot of fun giving a lecture that is outside your expertise though as when people ask questions, you feel pretty exposed…

    • Photo: Gill Harrison

      Gill Harrison answered on 9 Jan 2019:


      Yes, I love lecturing. I very rarely spend my time at the front of the room talking at my students, I prefer to think of ways to get them working together, thinking through problems, sharing case studies from their own practice. I love the buzz in the room when students are talking about the content and asking questions. I enjoy walking around the groups to see what they are discussing and helping to get them to think of alternatives.

      Preparing for a lecture is time consuming, but really good for my own learning. Things in health care change so quickly that I can never know everything, so I am always learning along with my students. Sometimes preparing for a lecture I find new information or remember something I had completely forgotten I knew.

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