UCL Faculty of Laws


UCL Laws Lecturer's Connected Curriculum teaching featured in the Times Higher Education

6 July 2018

Dr Steven Vaughan uses the Connected Curriculum to support inquiry-based education in his LLB Environmental Law module

Steven Vaughan, UCL Faculty of Laws Senior Lecturer

Dr Steven Vaughan, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law in the UCL Faculty of Laws, has written for Times Higher Education on his use of UCL's Connected Curriculum in his teaching. The Connected Curriculum is a core part of UCL's wider Education Strategy and seeks to develop a culture of students participating in research and making strong connections between disciplines and with each other.

In the article, published yesterday and titled Are teaching and research mutually exclusive?, Dr Vaughan talks about his experiences leading the final year LLB Environmental Law module which he designed around the premises of the Connected Curriculum. One aspect of this saw Dr Vaughan and his 32 students together research and write an article for publication.

Reflecting on the module, he said: 

'Putting the Connected Curriculum into practice has given me new insights into what we do with do with our students in the classroom and what we do as academics in our research. I'd encourage anyone to look at the Curriculum and think about how they can put inquiry-based education at the heart of their teaching.'

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