UCL Faculty of Arts & Humanities


An Introduction to Problem-Based Learning in the Humanities

08 March 2023, 2:00 pm–3:30 pm

The Quad

This event is supported by the UCL Centre for Humanities Education; Faculty of Arts and Humanities; School of European Languages, Culture and Society; and UCL Arena

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff


Selena Daly

Problem-based learning is an approach to teaching that has long been used in the fields of law, medicine and STEM. At the outset of a module, students are presented with a real-world problem, case study or scenario from their discipline and work together to find a solution, usually culminating in a final product (report, presentation, exhibition etc.) 

This workshop will showcase how problem-based learning techniques can be applied to the humanities classroom, featuring case studies of modules across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, led by Elettra Carbone (SELCS), Geraldine Horan (SELCS) and Ranjita Dhital (Arts and Sciences). No experience or prior knowledge required. 

This online event will be hosted on Zoom, with the following link: https://ucl.zoom.us/j/93128712536 

Meeting ID: 931 2871 2536