Research-based education – inspiration calling!

Research-based education – as opposed to just research-led or research-informed teaching – is an exciting initiative that UCL has recently committed to. For a large programme like Economics (our undergraduate intake each year is about 300 strong), this feels like a great opportunity but also a major challenge. Research without guidance is difficult for anyone … More Research-based education – inspiration calling!

Giving feedback – is it time to take advice from the professionals?

By Dr Cloda Jenkins, Senior Teaching Fellow and Co-Founder CTaLE[1] Year after year there are discussions about why students are dissatisfied with feedback and how we can make improvements. We are inclined in discussions to focus in on what the problems might be, talking theoretically about what good feedback is, but rarely get to the … More Giving feedback – is it time to take advice from the professionals?