Teaching

Nnedinma’s teaching philosophy is to promote better learning outcome by drawing on industrial experience, research and various pedagogical approaches and techniques. As a result, his teaching is student-centred and research informed, particularly ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion in learning and teaching for the improvement of students’ satisfaction and engagement. This has resulted in funded research projects, which he is the principal investigator. Nnedinma adopts active learning strategies such as group activities (including problem-based ones), debates, role plays, quizzes, peer assessment and group discussion. Students (especially those studying construction law or related modules) have found this beneficial and it is reflected in their learning. The aforesaid technique encourages and enables students to take active part in the learning process. Technology plays a key part in his teaching. For example, where appropriate, he uses Padlet to stimulate group discussions in lectures/seminars, enabling him to monitor the individual contributions of students. Nnedinma also adopts team-based learning and flipped learning techniques which students and various module evaluations have shown to be effective. Nnedinma believes that learning can be fun hence makes it one. His teaching style and abilities have been recognised through awards not limited to UCEM Principal’s Development Award and UCEM Values award for Passion, see the honours/recognitions/awards page of this website.

The modules he has taught (fully or partly) and/or led are not limited to:

  • Law, Regulation and Health and safety
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
  • Legal and Regulatory Framework
  • Principles of law and health and safety
  • Business Procurement and Contractual practices
  • Contract law in Construction
  • Construction Business and Law
  • Legal and Obligations and Conditions of Contract
  • Contract Law Administration and Practice
  • Law and Practice in the Built Environment
  • Contract Administration
  • Contractual Procedures
  • Contractual Procedures and Procurement for Construction 
  • Tendering, Procurement and Contracts
  • Professional Practice in Context
  • Principles of Sustainable Design and Construction
  • Construction Project Management
  • Project Management in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Project Management
  • Project and Risk management
  • Management
  • Management Principles and Application for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Research Projects
  • Research Methods
  • Design Principles
  • Conversion and Adaptation of Buildings
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Measurement, estimating and tendering processes in construction and the built environment.


While Nnedinma supervises PhD research projects, during his academic career, he has supervised and marked over 52 MSc dissertations required in partial fulfilment of the award of MSc programmes and over seven BSc final year dissertations required in partial fulfilment of the award of BSc (Hons) programmes in Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Construction project Management, and Health, Safety and Environment.