HomeΦιλοσοφια: International Journal of Philosophyvol. 23 no. 1 (2022)

APPRECIATING THE LECTURE METHOD

Juan Rafael G. Macaranas

 

Abstract:

To lecture or not to lecture can be a professional dilemma nowadays. In this piece, I argue that the lecture method remains an essential element in any pedagogical practice. The lecture method is valuable and practical in any teaching approach. It works best if supported or accompanied by more interactive techniques. To develop good lectures, one must know the philosophy, mission, and vision of the educational institution that the educator or teacher belongs to, one’s educational or pedagogical philosophy, and care for the learners. Lectures could be made progressively dynamic through reflective teaching or practicing the teach-think-grow habit. In this regard, there is a need to appreciate the philosophies of education, redefine the lecture method, recreate methodology, and sustain a reflective practice. A teacher must always have the resolve to improve his or her pedagogical approach and continuously educate himself or herself and learn more.