Effective Use of Learning Resources
Few academic staff are trained teachers. They are appointed their expertise in research, which may be very specialized merely, for instance, in Zoology but in the reproductive sister. marsupial rats, not merely in Economics but in international trade balances in the Pacific basin. They are employed to teach our
Graduates and graduates, but they are also expected to continue with their research and, for the majority of university lectures, these research interests come before their interest in teaching as a student, you will need to be capable of learning almost independently of `teachers' . This means making effective use o - learning resources within the institution.
These resources include:
A lectures: Lecture classes may be very large, as many 400 students, and the lecturer usually presents his material formally There is seldom any opportunity for discussion or asking question you are expected just to listen and take notes. Some lectures vide outline notes for each lecture they give, and in a few lectures may follow closely your course textbook. Generally however, these aids are not available and your own notes provide the only record of the lecture content.
What material is covered in lectures? Most commonly the provide the basic content and ideas you need to know.They cover the important case studies and examples which should interest