I strongly believe if a teacher has their degree in Education, they should be required to lecture in class. Having the title of "teacher", it is obvious their role is "to teach." I have a class this semester where it is the student's job to teach themselves all materials. Each class period, students are required to do readings and pair up with a person to teach them the material on the assigned pages.
After completing the inner-teachings with a classmate, we fill out an assessment on how well we feel we know the material and taught each other. On that sheet, we are able to write down areas we want covered in class. The teacher will sometimes shed light on a couple of those questions, but never all of them.
What is the point of taking a non-online class if a student has to learn everything on their own anyways? Teaching ourselves the material seems to create a border between the teacher and student. Students often feel like they can't ask questions, because the teacher has already made it known he hates to lecture. This teaching style has made it difficult for other students and me to feel like we have a full understanding of the material.
This class is crucial for my major and covers a broad range of difficult topics. Maybe if it was simply a GenEd course, I can understand why teachers wouldn't frequently lecture. However, this course covers material that demands direct instruction from teachers. Needless to say, I am very frustrated with the type of teaching the teacher has implemented in the classroom. Or should I say, the type of teaching the teacher hasn't implemented?