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Large-group teaching case studies

Below are some examples from people who are teaching large groups in interesting ways around UCL.

Students role-play a protest

Real-life planning scenario based on Dar es Salaam

Dr Kamna Patel tells us about the week-long scenario-based learning exercise students at the Development Planning Unit (DPU) undertook in Autumn 2012. More...

Published: Aug 7, 2013 5:23:17 PM

Sample concept map

Learning to make connections in pharmacy using Mediawiki

David West and Andrew Wilderspin from the School of Pharmacy explain the Provost's Teaching Award-winning Integrated Therapeutics Project, in which wikis are used to teach students integration. More...

Published: Aug 7, 2013 4:30:10 PM

A group works together at a computer

PeerWise: a repository for student-designed MCQs

Stefanie Anyadi, Sam Green and Kevin Tang discuss how PeerWise fared when it was piloted on a Linguistics module. More...

Published: Aug 7, 2013 4:19:57 PM

Wordcloud example

Canvassing student opinions using a textwall

Dr Paul Walker, Principal School-Facing Teaching Fellow at the Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT), explains how he uses textwalls and word clouds to quickly gain an impression of students' knowledge or opinions. More...

Published: Aug 7, 2013 3:36:42 PM

Audience in a UCL lecture theatre

Using 'digital ink' in lectures

Lynsie Chew, Teaching Fellow in Accounting, explains how she makes her lectures more interactive using live, on-screen annotation. More...

Published: Aug 7, 2013 3:31:15 PM

Students discussing work with each other

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. More...

Published: Aug 7, 2013 3:22:23 PM

Students working together

Using peer assessment in Chemical Engineering

The UCL Department of Chemical Engineering's Dr Eva Sorensen discusses her experiences of using peer assessment with fourth-year students. More...

Published: Aug 7, 2013 3:16:18 PM

Students working together

Mark and give feedback on 100 assignments in an hour through peer-marking

In Engineering Mathematics, it's important to mark and give feedback on assignments quickly, as each topic builds on the last. More...

Published: Aug 7, 2013 3:11:22 PM

Further information 

  • Please note that the case studies section of the Teaching and Learning Portal is a continually evolving resource. If you or your colleagues are involved in great projects or practices that others might be able to take inspiration from, please get in touch by emailing teaching.learning@ucl.ac.uk
  • For discipline-specific advice on large-group teaching, contact one of the CALT school-facing teaching fellows

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