Teaching & Learning


Peer instruction: an introduction 23 May

23 May 2019, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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Are you frustrated with lack of student engagement? Do you want to improve your student's learning experience? Learn about peer instruction in this seminar led by Nephtali Marina-Gonzalez

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff




UCL Arena Centre


Arena Room, 10th Floor
1-19 Torrington Place
United Kingdom

Thursday 23 May 13:00 - 14:00

UCL Arena Centre are delivering this session, which is open to all staff at UCL who teach students.

You will be introduced to the concept of peer instruction and will explore the successes at two institutions, UCL and University Laguna, Spain. 

You will hear a comparison of student engagement, academic performance and student satisfaction at these two institutions before and after the introduction of peer instruction. 

This workshop will:

  • discuss challenges faced in two programmes that resulted in a novel flipped classroom strategy
  • introduce the concept of peer instruction
  • explore the benefits of peer instruction
  • allow you to practice peer instruction and;
  • provide practical advice to implement peer instruction in your classroom 

After attending this session you will

  • understand the benefits of peer instruction 
  • know how to implement peer instruction in your classroom

Who should attend

You should attend if you are a member of UCL staff who teaches.  

Postgraduate Teaching Assistants and all early career educators will find this session particularly useful.

About the Speaker

Dr Nephtali Marina-Gonzalez AFHEA

Principal Teaching Fellow at UCL

Dr Marina-Gonzalez is a cardiovascular neuroscientist based in the UCL Department of Clinical Pharmacology. He studied Medicine in Mexico where he did a Masters and a PhD in Neuroscience. Nephatali completed postdoctoral training in UCL and Cambridge before obtaining a British Heart Foundation Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellowship to study glial mechanisms involved in the development of arterial hypertension. 

More about Dr Nephtali Marina-Gonzalez AFHEA