In this masterclass we will work collaboratively to examine how you can introduce an ALURE for your students. ALURE replaces the regular lab, workshop, or discussion sessions in your class with a research project. This might seem daunting, but with the right design you can accommodate hundreds of students in an ALURE. Come along to the session, and explore your options.

Outcome: At the end of this masterclass you will be able to:

  • define a group of students you work with who would benefit from an ALURE;
  • clearly articulate a research question that will be of interest to your students;
  • be able to move forward in planning an ALURE implementation.

Presenter: Associate Professor Susan Rowland completed a BSc Hons and PhD at the University of Sydney, Australia, and a Human Frontiers in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Connecticut, USA.


ITaLI's Teaching Masterclass series is a venue for inspirational and successful teachers to share effective approaches and best practices for teaching. The aim of the series is to assist attendees in learning tangible, practical skills that help them build on their existing expertise to excel in teaching for 21st-century students. To find out more about ITaLI's Teaching Masterclass series or to express your interest in presenting a masterclass, please visit or email Dr Hassan Khosravi at