YouTube Dialogues

Race, gender, religion, sexuality, we are all people and that's it. We're all people. We're all equal.” 
― Connor Franta

As an organisation with human dignity and social justice at its core, South End Museum aims to promote and contribute to important conversations around human rights through advocacy, lobbying and research. One of the ways in which we are going to do this is with YouTube Online Dialogues.

Whether online or in person, lectures are common on most student and visitors programmes, particularly in the arts and social science disciplines. In our lecture, our lecturers speak to a group of students (often large numbers of students and school learners) for a fairly long period, usually about 45 minutes, and students are expected to listen and take notes.

In most cases our lecturer will use some kind of visual support, often PowerPoint or other presentation programmes. Increasingly, lecturers are using technology to make their lectures more interactive, and to get feedback from visitors and students.  In some cultures, lectures are used to provide students with information, or explain ideas, that they may be tested on. This may be the case on your course, but another important purpose of lectures at the South End Lectures is to give an overview of a topic or issue, to create a starting point for students to read in more detail on specific aspects of that topic or issue.

They might also be asked to discuss aspects of the lecture or write an essay related to the topic or issue. Some lectures might follow the development, over time, of thinking on a particular issue or phenomenon. In others the lecturer might present, analyse and evaluate a range of different current perspectives on an issue or phenomenon. In the sciences a technique or procedure might be demonstrated in a lecture, and students expected to apply that technique or procedure in some practical work they have to do. In all these cases, instead of memorising the content of the lecture, the students are expected to go away and do more learning related to the lecture.