"Teaching is about creating those moments where the world suddenly makes a little bit more sense." 

Dr Ben Hanson, Department of Mechanical Engineering 

Chemistry experiment

Problem-based learning case studies

Below are some examples of problem-based learning taking place around UCL.

LAws Faculty Provost teaching awards 2014 CPD advice and tips

What makes a great CPD course?

UCL Faculty of Laws delivered the first CPD course to win a Provost’s Teaching Award. Visiting Lecturer Mark Anderson shares his advice on creating engaging and effective CPD sessions More...

Published: Aug 6, 2014 4:28:43 PM

A student gives a presentation to her peers

Ongoing collaborative research project on the history of electricity

Dr Chiara Ambrosio explains how this unique and innovative course works, and why it’s so beneficial for students. More...

Published: Aug 9, 2013 1:00:27 PM

University Street sign, London

Scenario-based learning in Electronic and Electrical Engineering

In this video, Dr Benn Thomsen from UCL Electronic and Electrical Engineering discusses his experiences of using scenarios to aid the teaching of undergraduate students. The presentation slides are available to download below the video. More...

Published: Aug 9, 2013 12:51:29 PM

Object-based learning in the Grant Museum

'Mystery specimen' project

Dr Helen Chatterjee, Senior Lecturer in Biology and Deputy Director of Museums, explains why there are so many puzzled-looking students in the Grant Museum of Zoology. More...

Published: Aug 9, 2013 12:28:55 PM

Students role-play a protest

Real-life planning scenario based on Dar es Salaam

Dr Kamna Patel tells us about the week-long scenario-based learning exercise students at the Development Planning Unit (DPU) undertook in Autumn 2012. More...

Published: Aug 7, 2013 5:23:17 PM

Open-source GIS

Using open-source GIS in teaching

In this video, Liz Jones from UCL Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEGE) discusses the pros and cons of using open-source Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in teaching undergraduate students. More...

Published: Aug 7, 2013 4:02:49 PM

Further information 

  • Please note that the case studies section of the Teaching and Learning Portal is a continually evolving resource. If you or your colleagues are involved in great projects or practices that others might be able to take inspiration from, please get in touch by emailing teaching.learning@ucl.ac.uk
  • For discipline-specific advice on problem-based learning, contact one of the CALT school-facing teaching fellows

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