Raising the bar: how allowing student to deliver lectures helps them academically

Luci Atalla

University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter Campus, Ceredigion, SA48 7ED; l.attala@uwtsd.ac.uk

5th May 2017


This paper feeds back the results of allowing students to lead on and deliver the lectures of a level 5 module. The key thesis of this paper is that raising the bar for students encourages them to reach it; lowering the bar (with a view to include all abilities) could be accused of incentivizing students not only to slump in their engagement but also means they are not supported to rise up in any measurable way. Furthermore, taking people out of their comfort zone in this small way has produced interesting results that this paper simply shares.