Interactive Lectures (CTE1260)

Thursday, November 23, 2023 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST (GMT -05:00)

Location: In-person (MC 2036)

Facilitator: Luke Hagar (CTE) and Karmvir Padda (CTE)

Workshop description

Are you worried that active learning is incompatible with lecture-style instruction? That you have to choose between one and the other?  In this workshop, we address these concerns, investigating a variety of "lecture breaks" that can be easily integrated between lecture segments without significant cost in instructional time.  Along the way, we will examine the benefits of making lectures more interactive, in terms of student attention and recall. This workshop will be applicable to teaching in-person and online.

This workshop is offered on campus to allow you to practice in-person teaching skills or to model best practices for in-person teaching.

Workshop delivery

This session will take place on the Waterloo campus in room MC-2036.



This workshop has limited enrolment spots and often has a waiting list. If you have registered but can't complete the module, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are visiting, studying, or working at Waterloo. CTE’s online workshops are delivered through either Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Bongo with the audio component available either as captioning or a transcript. CTE’s face-to-face workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, and note-takers. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining workshop content in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for our programming, please let us know by emailing Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.