Answer to “Why do lecturers enjoy lecturing?”


As a teacher you can enjoy lecturing. Brown and Bakhtar (1987) found that lecturers enjoy the following aspects of lecturing:


  • the intellectual challenge of structuring a lecture;

  • the personal satisfaction of giving a good lecture;

  • student engagement and responsiveness during a lecture and subsequently;

  • the motivation to master a topic because one has to give a lecture on it.



Brown, G.A. and Bakhtar, M., (1987).  Styles of Lecturing: A study and its implications.  Research Papers in Education  3: 131-53.