Embedding Popular Culture to engage learners in STEM and other subjects

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The use of Popular Culture to aid learning is certainly not a new phenomenon. In the age of social media, portable personal devices and associated emerging/developing interfaces and platforms, the influence of Popular Culture has evolved and so too has the ability to use short extracts in order to enhance our teaching material and to make it more relatable to the audience. With the enforced pivot to online teaching due to Covid-19, the importance of making content as engaging and relatable to a remote audience became even more pronounced. This Case Study shares some personal experience of using Popular Culture to engage with students during lectures
Original languageEnglish
TypeLearning and Teaching Case Study
Media of outputOnline
PublisherCentre for Educational Development, Queen's University Belfast
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationBelfast
Publication statusPublished - 07 Feb 2022


  • Popular Culture
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • STEM Learning
  • Engagement


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