Varied teaching methods
There are a number of different teaching methods in use at university. These are the most common ones:
Lectures are most common, where a lecturer or teacher talks about a subject. The size of the group can vary from between 20 students in a classroom to 200 students in a lecture hall.
Seminars involve a smaller group of students meeting the teacher for a discussion about a specific subject. You normally prepare by reading up on the subject in advance.
Laboratory lessons are common within technological subjects and the natural sciences. You carry out practical experiments and investigations from the basis of what you have learnt in theory.
Work placements / internships are part of nursing and teacher training. You are allocated to a work place in order to acquire ‘hands on’ knowledge about your future profession.