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Case Studies - Peer-assisted learning

Using scenarios to get students problem solving

Professor Eva Sorensen explains how Chemical Engineering students tackle six week-long real-world problem-based scenarios during their first two years as undergraduates, through working in small teams to solve scenarios based on current chemical engineering challenges.

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"Dude, where's our data?"

“Is there a way to expose learners to the pressures of project work in a knowledge environment, reward engagement and at the same time ensure that they develop strong technical skills and sophisticated perspectives on complex scientific problems?” Professor Geraint Thomas (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) shared his answer at a recent UCL Arena Exchange Seminar.

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Teaching and learning with discussion forums

Moderating an online forum can provide your students with an inclusive digital space for them to share their ideas with one another. Steve Rowett and Jessica Gramp, part of the UCL E-learning Environments team, discuss ways to facilitate this.

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Peer review of virology essays

Dr Richard Milne, from the Centre for Virology, explains how introducing a peer review system helped improve his students' essay marks by an average of one degree class.

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Sharing student learning via videos

Dr Adrien Desjardins of the Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering explains why he introduced a video-making element to two of his courses, an idea for which he won a Provost's Teaching Award in 2013.

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