The AVA Annual Conference is the nation’s premier veterinary event, covering all fields of veterinary science and in 2017 brought together over 920 veterinary professionals and 115 exhibitors.

We hope you will join us for the 2018 AVA Annual Conference in Brisbane, 13-18 May.    
Visit conference.ava.com.au to register.    To download a pdf file of the entire program click here.
Tuesday, May 15 • 8:30am - 9:00am
The demise of the didactic lecture? Staff and student perspectives

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Declining physical attendance at lectures by students is an emerging trend experienced by many higher education institutions. Contributing factors related to this trend may be changes in student demographics, learning needs and strategies, and the use of lecture recording technology that has become mandatory for many institutions in recent years. This study aimed to explore the range of factors that influenced veterinary student lecture attendance, the qualities of highly engaging lectures and perceptions related to the future of lectures within the veterinary science programme. Both student and staff perspectives on these topics were sought, with preliminary results from an online survey further explored using participant focus groups. Results were analysed qualitatively.


Tiffany Jooste

University of Queensland

Tuesday May 15, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
Plaza P2 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre