Overview - University of Wollongong Teaching & Learning Journal


Teaching has been considered the act of transferring information from the teacher to the learner who was seen as an empty vessel to be filled with knowledge. This view of learning was due to the popularity of behaviourist learning theories that focused on how the presentation of the information affected learning outcomes (Weinstein and Mayer, 1986). Therefore, it is not surprising that the art of teaching became the art of presenting information. This approach has been applied in universities where lecturers are often required to make presentations to large and diverse student audiences.