Summary: In recent years, there has been much talk in universities and among the wider public about the fate of the lecture. Its demise is sometimes predicted, occasionally assumed to have already happened, and in some cases celebrated. In this talk Dr. Struck will evaluate some of the arguments surrounding this discussion, drawing from his experiences in lecturing to undergraduates, producing and teaching online courses, and his training in a discipline that typically delivers its research in the long-form lecture format. His conclusion? The lecture will survive the current environment of trial, and that it will
be the better for it.
Peter Struck, Associate Professor of Classics, is the current holder of the Evan C Thompson Term Chair for Excellence in Teaching. A prize-winning scholar and intellectual historian of ancient Greece, Dr. Struck directs the Benjamin Franklin Scholars Program and founded the Integrated Studies Program. He has helped pioneer online teaching at Penn, and won awards for his teaching of seminars and lecture courses. In 2004 he received the Lindback Prize, the University’s highest teaching honor.
Reception to follow.