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Int J Ther Massage Bodywork. 2011;4(4):7-9. Epub 2011 Dec 31.

Is the Sun Setting on Lecture-based Education?

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  • 1Director, OMERI, Sisters, OR, USA.


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.


education; instructional design; lecture; massage; massage education; teaching

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