Context- and Problem-Based Learning
Context- and Problem-Based Learning (C/PBL) aims to increase students' engagement with the subject by delivering courses which are based upon real-life applications of the principles, techniques and experiments students encounter in their undergraduate courses. As part of the HE STEM Programme, the RSC aims to increase the provision of C/PBL and develop further resources in this area.
These tried-and-tested C/PBL resources provide the opportunity to enhance students' employability skills by fostering the development of transferable skills valued by employers such as communication, team working and problem solving.
The case studies are clearly contextualised, covering the areas of forensic science, pharmaceuticals, environmental science and industrial chemistry. Each resource contains all of the information required for delivery, practical guidelines and suggested modes of assessment.
Year 1 Undergraduate
A problem solving case study in pharmaceutical and analytical chemistry
A problem solving case study in industrial and analytical chemistry
Year 2 and 3 Undergraduate
A problem solving case study in analytical, environmental and industrial chemistry
A problem solving case study in analytical chemistry and environmental science
A problem solving case study in analytical chemistry and forensic science
Final Year Undergraduate
A problem solving case study in industrial chemistry and advanced professional skills
Context/Problem-Based Learning in Chemistry
An overview of C/PBL, including valuable practical guidance for those interested in using C/PBL in their teaching
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Contact and Further Information
HE STEM Programme Team
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0)1223 432221
Fax: +44 (0)1223 423623