By Bradley J. Ware, PhD, and C. Lévesque Ware, PhD
Lectures can be a very effective tool for the chef/instructor if they are carefully planned, prepared and organized. In conjunction with the course outline, the course syllabus and lesson plans must be developed to serve as guides in the creation of quality lectures. Once these instruments are in place, it is time to prepare lecture notes to guarantee the best delivery possible of the course content.
The syllabus generally lists the course objectives sequentially. Course objectives provide a summary of the material/skills that the student is expected to master by the completion of the course. Once all of the course objectives are established, the chef/instructor can devise a list of topics that will be covered throughout the lab/academic course. These topics ultimately facilitate the development of lecture topics.