The Centre for Engineering and Design Education

Project Portfolio

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


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.

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