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The Lecture Method

by John McLeish - 1976

The lecture has been used for many centuries as the method of choice in higher education. We can trace it to the fifth century pre-Christian Academy, the public pleasure-gardens in Athens where Plato and his students foregathered. In medieval times, manuscripts being scarce and expensive, it became established as the prime method in university teaching. The word itself means "a reading."

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 75, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 77 Number 5, 1976, p. 152-301
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19091, Date Accessed: 2/27/2021 10:58:27 PM

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