University College London

Title of project:
PHAS3441 Physics Group Projects

Name of project coordinator:
Dr Paul Bartlett

Total no. of students expected to participate:
96 students

Size of groups:
Approximately 8 students

Year in which students will carry out the project:
3rd Year

No. of weeks over which the project will be carried out during one academic year:
11 weeks

Dates over which the project will run during the academic year:
January – April (Term 2)

Brief Description:
Aims to teach students how to function effectively in a group, simulating a professional working environment, tackling a problem in physics requiring group co-operation for its solutions. The technical skills exercised in the collective solution of the set problem rely on practical skills developed in courses in earlier academic study in Physics. Topics: Students take part in training in group interaction and management. They then practice these skills in small groups by attempting the solutions of a complex technical problem in physics which requires group co-operation for its solutions.

Key features of this project:
There is already experience at UCL in conducting Group Projects.