The word lecture comes from the Latin word lectus, from the 14th century, which translates roughly into “to read.” The term lecture, then, in Latin, means “that which is read.” It wasn’t until the 16th century that the word was used to describe oral instruction given by a teacher in front of an audience of learners.
Today, lecturing is a teaching method that involves, primarily, an oral presentation given by an instructor to a body of students. Many lectures are accompanied by some sort of visual aid, such as a slideshow, a word document, an image, or a film. Some teachers may even use a whiteboard or a chalkboard to emphasize important points in their lecture, but a lecture doesn’t require any of these things in order to qualify as a lecture. As long as there is an authoritative figure (in any given context) at the front of a room, delivering a speech to a crowd of listeners, this is a lecture.
Advantages of Lecture method:-
3.Strong expectations from speaker
It is important that Lecturer inculcates interest in the subject . This interest must lead the audience to explore the subject on his/her own.It has been noticed that the passion and guidance of the Lecturer is the key ,that promotes learning.This also means that ,if the Lecturer is passive in their approach,student won`t develop interest in the subject.