Effective Laboratory Based Learning and Teaching Practice

PROJECT ID 12_2AACME/EES/MM
SUBJECT DISCIPLINE General
ACRONYM 12_2AACME/EES/M

Centre for Engineering and Design Education

STATUS Complete
KEYWORDS virtual laboratory, online laboratory
CONTACT 1 Lynda Gibbins
CONTACT 2 Glynis Perkin

Description

Research was undertaken capturing examples of innovation and effective practice within lab-based teaching and learning. It also focused on best practice when undertaking laboratory refurbishment or rebuild. The investigation included laboratory design, multiple usage, new teaching methods, remote labs, virtual laboratories/simulations etc. The research captured, where available, examples of resources/tool kits to support the setting up of remote laboratories. A literature survey of innovative/effective practice, interviews and case studies of innovative practice drawn from UK Universities were compiled into a detailed compendium.

Published compendium

"Laboratories for the 21st Century in STEM Higher Education: a compendium of current UK practice and an insight into future directions for laboratory-based teaching and learning." click here to download

Deliverables

The activity delivered:

  • a report and recommendations for the West Park development project to consider
  • a compendium of effective lab based teaching and learning practice.

This project is now complete.

Associated Items

  • Extension of laboratory refresh project

    Extension of laboratory refresh project

    Extension of best practice from the laboratory refresh project in Department of Materials to other departments in School, to enhance the student laboratory experience.
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    • Subject Discipline: General
    • Organisational Unit: Centre for Engineering and Design Education
  • Student Laboratory Experience

    Student Laboratory Experience

    This project was initiated to review how some Department of Materials laboratory activities are delivered and propose new ways of delivery to enhance the student experience.
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    • Subject Discipline: general
    • Organisational Unit: Centre for Engineering and Design Education

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Last Updated: 4th November, 2014

Effective Laboratory Based Learning and Teaching Practice