What Is It and Why Is It Useful?

Mini-lectures (10-15 minutes long) provide an opportunity to deliver new information necessary for future work that would assist the participants in better comprehending the problem and making correct conclusions.

How to Conduct a Mini-Lecture

1) It is important to remember that the facilitators' mission is not only to offer the required information, but also to convince the group members that this information is important for considering and resolving the given problem. Therefore, mini-lectures often include additional questions or a short exchange of ideas;

2) Mini-lectures conclude with a collective discussion or exercise, where participants can apply the new information in practice;

3) It is desirable to distribute the information discussed during the mini-lecture in printed hand-outs.