Primary Types of Instruction

Definitions of Types of Instruction


 

Lecture:
Group instruction where the primary focus is on the instructor presenting information.

Laboratory/Studio:
Independent group activity under instructor supervision. Activity may occur in a facility with special equipment. Laboratory/Studio instruction includes group art and music instruction.

Discussion:
Group instruction where the primary focus is on student interaction and group discussion.

Field Experience:
Instruction generally occurring outside the classroom setting. Sections are determined by the span of supervision of a particular faculty member rather than the meeting time and place. Examples include student teaching, internship, clinical experience, and field work (where that represents the total contact of the course).

Independent Study:
One-on-one activity between instructor and student where the focus is on individual attention. 

Seminar:
A group of advanced students at the undergraduate or graduate level studying with an instructor or under the leadership of several instructors.