Promoting teaching and learning
31 March 2006
UCL's fifth internal conference on sharing innovation and excellence in teaching was held on 29 and 30 March 2006.
'Teaching & Learning at UCL: The Way Forward 2006' is likely the largest of its kind in the UK university sector. Thirty-five papers were presented and discussed, alongside 28 demonstrations and posters.
The event's wide-ranging programme included, but was not confined to, approaches that exploit communications and information technologies. Topics addressed ranged from novel widening-participation schemes in the UCL Medical School to the spatial literacy in teaching, and from UCL students in the global job market to online student-evaluation questionnaires.
Professor Michael Worton, Vice-Provost for Teaching & Learning, called the range of topics and discussion enormously instructive and imaginative. He said the projects presented were notable both for their risk-taking and for their alignment with UCL's strategies for information, and for teaching and learning. Many were evidence of UCL's determination to infuse its curriculum with global citizenship.
The event drew on expertise from across UCL departments, and was organised by UCL Education & Information Support Division (EISD).To find out more about teaching and lerarning at UCL, or UCL EISD, use the links at the top of this article.
Image 1: Professor Roland Rosner, Director of UCL EISD, opens the conference
Image 2: Professor Trisha Greenhalgh (UCL Primary Care & Population Sciences) participated in lively discussion at the presentations