The Traditional Lecture: A case of Academic Chuunibyou?


  • Russell Crawford University of Keele



Lecture, Pedagogy


Chuunibyou:  a Japanese slang term where people with chuunibyou act out by looking down on others resulting in a subculture-type preference for minor trends thereby seeking a "cool" factor.  To this author, an apt description of how the lecture has been unfairly viewed in recent years as a poor pedagogic tool, in essence, an academic chuunibyou!  My central belief here is that the lecture is a useful, relevant pedagogically focused application of the professional teacher working their craft and can be viewed in essence as facilitating a powerful “pedagogy of gesture”

Author Biography

Russell Crawford, University of Keele

Dr. Russell Crawford (SF-HEA)Teaching Fellow / Academic DeveloperKeele University Medical School / Learning and Professional Development CentreTel:  01782 734640 (medical school)Tel:  01782 733978 (LPDC)Project Lead:  www.keelebasicbites.comManaging Editor: Journal of Academic Development and Education (JADE) -


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