Course Details

Preparing and Giving Lectures, theory and practice

Event Description

Please note that this is a two-part course.  Participants must attend both the morning and afternoon sessions.

Date:  12 October 2016

Time:  9.30 am – 5.00 pm

Additional course on:  25 January 2017, 9.30 am – 5.00 pm – to be confirmed

16 participants maximum

Morning Session – theory


  • learning outcomes for lectures
  • planning, preparation and methods of organisation
  • developing teaching aids: PowerPoint, hand-outs
  • communication skills: clarity of delivery, pace, signposts, summarising, handling question/answer sessions
  • facilitating student learning and encouraging participation
  • obtaining student feedback

Afternoon Session – practice


Participants will be asked to prepare a 7 minute mini-lecture in advance of the course and deliver this on the day in a small group of 6 participants (maximum).  Participants will receive developmental feedback on their mini-lecture from the group members and the facilitator.

Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Academic staff, research staff, teaching assistants


  • to explore methods of planning, preparing and organising lectures for groups of various sizes
  • to discuss effective communication strategies for lecturing
  • to develop an awareness of student learning within a lecture context
  • to help participants to practise their skills in lecturing, using micro teaching.

Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).

Booking URL: Queen’s Online
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Teaching and/or Supporting Student Learning
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Teaching, Student Learning, Preparing Lectures, Giving Lectures, Tips on Lecturing, Theory of Lecturing

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447