Lecturers are notorious for thinking up this kind of crap to convince people of their own intelligence and validate their existence. I mean what else would they have to talk about? Education / training - much the same thing isnt it. Is education not some form of training? Still i bet everyone came away thinking they had learned something very valuable.
Great job - reasonable salary aswell for talking ******. When the time comes I cant hack working for a living I will may enter into this field... spend my days being a smug git impressing kids and coming out with statements such as 'thinking outside the box' - previously known as common sense.