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Blunder Lecture–An Innovative Method of Teaching

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Description An innovative classroom teaching method, "blunder lecture" for first-year medical students is described. The method was aimed to make classes interesting and enjoyable. We define "blunder lecture" as a lecture where the lecturer deliberately makes blunders and students spot the blunders using their prior knowledge.
Type of Resource Journal article/issue, Teaching strategies & guidelines
Format Web Page - HTM
Satheesha Nayak, Melaka Manipal Medical College
S. Somayaji, Melaka Manipal Medical College
K. Ramnarayan , Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus)
Development Date June 1, 2005
Grade/Age Levels Graduate
Professional (degree program)
Learning Time <=1 hour
Language English
Type of Review Reviewed By Journal Board


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An interesting way to make lectures more student-centered.
Marsha Matyas, APS