UCL Teaching and Learning Network (TLN)

2007 - 2008 Meetings

Problem-based Learning

Problem-based learning (PBL) is an approach to teaching that engages students in solving real-world, 'messy' problems, and which fosters active learning, knowledge construction and the integration of university learning and 'real life'.

In this session we brought together colleagues from four different departments to share their experiences of PBL, and to discuss its benefits and challenges.


  • Nicola Shelton (Epidemiology) - slides
  • John Mitchell (Electrical Engineering) - slides
  • Konstantin Lozhkin (Medical Physics) - slides
  • Paul Upchurch (Earth Sciences) - slides