Faculty of Information Technology

Demonstration Lecture at the Jyväskylä University Faculty of Information Technology

last modified Sep 11, 2007 12:55 PM

The demonstration lecture is a teaching situation which can be imagined as arising in the course of the duties belonging to the post applied for. It is a lecture-type presentation.

The audience to whom the demonstration lecture is considered to be directed are students in the field of study in question. The candidate should inform the board of examiners at the beginning of his or her demonstration as to the level of study at which the demonstration lecture is aimed.

The duration of the demonstration lecture is 20 minutes. If this time is exceeded, the presentation may be stopped. Notes can be used as a support during the demonstration lecture, but the presentation should be given as fluently as possible.

The candidate may distribute handouts and use audio-visual equipment while giving the lecture. If they are used, the handouts are to be provided by the candidate him/herself. If the candidate wishes to use audio-visual equipment he or she should inform either the department in question or, if the demonstration lecture is attended and evaluated by the Faculty Senate, the Faculty Office before-hand (i.e. head of administration Sanna Hirvola).

Public access to the demonstration lecture
The demonstration lecture is public to the extent that teachers and students of the field of study concerned can attend it. Other candidates for the same post are not allowed to attend the presentation. Public access applies only to the presentation; the presence of the public is not allowed during the evaluation of the demonstration lecture.

Evaluation of the demonstration lecture
In the evaluation of the demonstration lecture due attention is paid to the following criteria:
- the choice of the subject and the content (taking into consideration the level and the background of the audience)
- the candidate's mastery of the subject
- the candidate's capability to present the relevant issues (distinguished from irrelevant issues)
- the accuracy of the used concepts
- the candidate's capability to present the issues rigorously and clearly
- the candidate's capability to illustrate and concretize the subject
- contact with the audience; capturing and maintaining their interest

Demonstration lectures are assessed using the grading scale excellent, very good, good, satisfactory, fail. The information about the grade given will be sent to the candidate after the presentation. The grade awarded is public.