Lecturing: An introduction for postdocs
This two-hour introductory workshop examines the process of preparing and giving lectures, including structuring and writing a lecture; how to gauge the appropriate level for a lecture; enhancing lectures through handouts and visual aids; pace, voice projection, body language; alternative strategies for effective lecturing.
Separate versions of this workshop are run for postdocs who will lecture in the arts, humanities and social sciences and for postdocs who will lecture in the sciences and mathematics.
This course focuses on the practical element of delivery. It will provide you with the opportunity to explore techniques for connecting emotionally and intellectually with an audience, along with overcoming nerves. You will look at how to handle questions effectively and practise vocal techniques.
This course runs once in Michaelmas, twice in Lent and once in the Easter Term.