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Guides & case studies

In this section you can explore a selection of case studies demonstrating inspiring teaching practices and projects taking place around UCL. These have been categorised according to the area of teaching they best showcase (see the navigation menu to access these specific categories).

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Latest Guides & Case Studies

Using scenarios to get students problem solving

Professor Eva Sorensen explains how Chemical Engineering students tackle six week-long real-world problem-based scenarios during their first two years as undergraduates, through working in small teams to solve scenarios based on current chemical engineering challenges.

Students as science communicators and film makers

Following a lab tour by a post-doc or PhD student performing research within UCL Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Positron Physics, students produced a short video based on this research, which was then shown in at a department-wide screening. Dr Laura McKemmish explains.

Reflecting on feedback: using forms to formalise the process

Students on the UCL Institute of Education’s EdD graduate research programme have found reflecting on each of their previous essay’s feedback has helped the way they approach their next assignment. Dr Gwyneth Hughes describes how this technique can be adopted and tailored to use on any programme.

Using museum collections to improve the student experience

Dr Alice Stevenson (Curator, UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology) explains how two undergraduate internships at one of the university’s museums have helped staff to explore how learners of any discipline might engage with object-based research and learning.

The benefits of lending iPads to students in the UCL School of Pharmacy

The UCL School of Pharmacy’s iPad lending scheme has allowed staff to ask students more challenging questions and has helped students make the most of classes, labs and workshops. A recent Internal Quality Review (IQR) report highlighted the scheme as an example of ‘good practice’.

Trialling the My Feedback report at UCL

At this year’s Teaching and Learning Conference, Jessica Gramp (UCL Digital Education) told delegates about a trial of a new Moodle plugin, being developed by ISD, which allows students, their tutors and their personal tutors to view feedback and grades more quickly and in one place.