Teaching & Learning


New book explores development of research-based education at UCL

4 June 2018

Insights from staff and students into contemporary teaching and learning.

The book cover of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

The ways in which staff and students at UCL are reconfiguring university education are showcased a collection of essays and case studies from the Institute of Education Press. 

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Perspectives from UCL (ed. Jason P Davies and Norbert Pachler) seeks to show how our research-rich university sets out to raise the profile of teaching and give it parity of esteem with research.

It draws out the links between theory and practice in higher education, considers how graduates can be prepared for a truly complex world and explores research-based education in a wide range of examples.

Joint editor Dr Jason Davies says:

"Our aim is to engage policy makers, colleagues across the sector, potential students and their parents who are interested in getting a grasp on what higher education is like now. The current debate about the role of higher education seems to be fuelled largely by outdated understandings of what higher education is, and what it is aspiring to be. 

We wanted to show a wider audience what kind of thing universities are actually doing in education and explain why. But we also wanted to show how UCL, where we work, is full of really creative and dedicated staff and students."