Is the Sun Setting on Lecture-based Education?

  • Whitney Lowe, LMT OMERI
Keywords: education, lecture, instructional design, massage, massage education, teaching


Lecture-based instructional models have been the mainstay of education for centuries. They excel primarily at delivering information from the one to the many. Educators refer to this model as “the sage on the stage”. Clearly there are educators who relish this role and are strongly opposed to moving away from it. Yet, educational research and new innovative technologies are suggesting that lecture-based classes may no longer be the most effective teaching method for many situations, especially clinical practice.

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Lowe, LMT, W. (2011). Is the Sun Setting on Lecture-based Education?. International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork Research Education &Amp; Practice, 4(4), 7–9.