Lecture: Context and Problem Based Learning: An Integrated Approach

13 February 2019 17:30-19:30, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Leicester has been using context and problem based learning (C/PBL) in chemistry teaching since 2007. The integration of C/PBL into teaching at Leicester has improved the retention rate of first year students. The varied modes of assessment for C/PBL activities have also led to an improvement in the transferable skills of Leicester chemistry students. 

This talk will discuss the practicalities of developing and integrating context and problem based learning (C/PBL) activities into a physical science programme, highlighting potential challenges as well as aspects of good practice. The session will include examples of C/PBL activities developed at Leicester. The session will conclude with a brief discussion of the impact that C/PBL has had on the student experience at Leicester. 

Refreshments will be available from 17:30. Lecture from 18:30-19:30.
University of Aberdeen

Meston 1 Lecture Theatre, University of Aberdeen, Meston 1 Lecture Theatre, King's College Campus, Meston Walk, Aberdeen, AB24 3UE, United Kingdom

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