Some students like classes where teachers lecture (do all the talking) in class. Other students prefer classes where students do some of the talking. Which type of class do you prefer?

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Topic:Some students like classes where teachers lecture (do all the talking) in class. Other students prefer classes where students do some of the talking. Which type of class do you prefer? Give specific reasons and examples to support your choice. From past 10 years, I have experienced a number of teachers who are in various class teaching styles. On one side, parts of the students like their teacher do a lecture in class. On the other side, a large number of students prefer to do some talking rather than just listening. From my perspective, taking in class is really necessary for students to improve themselves. First of all, it is very important for students if they can talk and communicate with the teacher and classmates in …show more content…
Secondly, active learning is better than passive learning, and therefore students should speak more in the class. For an active student, everyone should involve himself/herself in the class, only talking and cooperate with each other can prove that. To my personal knowledge, most of my classmates like listening to teachers. They came into the room, open their books, then sit quietly and take some notes. Chinese students seldom ask questions because they don't want to seem stupid. At the end of the class, students are given a test, we will get a good grade if we listen carefully and can repeat what the teacher said just now. Students might lose motivation in the study if they keep studying in this way. Every teacher can give a good lecture, but is not the proper way to educate because it's only passive learning by receiving the theory. Talking is better than listening is the same as the action is better than passive. Thirdly, students' participation makes the class more lively and interesting. I can hear not only my teacher's opinion on a subject, but also a large part of my classmates. This often leads to a meaningful discussion. We should also realize that the class is not only the form to deliver knowledge from teacher to students, it is also a process to stimulate new idea. For instance, one of my teachers shared his opinion on this. He said that he learned a lot from his students in the class while

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