Author: Bezuidenhout J, Nel M and Nel P Publication Year: 2013
Summary: The importance of the lecture, as method of instruction is more important than ever. In this study lectures were evaluated using a rubric containing qualitative and quantitative criteria followed by feedback by qualified educationists rather than peers or students.
Description: Education in South Africa is hampered by unequal schooling, resulting in poor academic performance and dropping out of students in their first year of university studies. The importance of the lecture, as method of instruction, has now globally become more important than ever. The Division of Health Sciences Education at the University of the Free State (UFS) focuses on staff development, including teaching strategies such as lectures. High quality teaching including lectures are expected in the parallel-medium multicultural environment, in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Lecturers, as is common elsewhere in the world, are expected to lecture and teach in a multicultural setting without formal educational training.

In this study lectures were evaluated using a rubric containing qualitative and quantitative criteria followed by feedback by qualified educationists and not peers or students as usual.

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