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Context Based Learning by Example of the Molecular Gastronomy


About This Course

Context-Based Learning as Example by Molecular Gastronomy is a unique course designed for university faculty who wish to refine their teaching methods. This course seamlessly integrates the marriage of science and culinary arts in molecular gastronomy with advanced pedagogical techniques, demonstrating the potential of context-based learning. University teaching and molecular gastronomy beautifully juxtapose theory and application. In this course, educators will learn how to use the fascination and intricacies of molecular gastronomy to make abstract concepts tangible and engaging. By immersing themselves in the history and principles of molecular gastronomy, educators will grasp the depth of context-rich learning and equip themselves with strategies to integrate these insights into their teaching. Ultimately, this course aims to inspire educators to transform conventional lessons into immersive, contextualised experiences using the compelling world of molecular gastronomy.


The target group of this course are primarily lecturers who teach in higher education.There are no pre-requisites to follow this course.

Course Staff

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Giacomo Giorgi

Giacomo Giorgi is Associate Professor at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (DICA) of the University of Perugia where he has been a faculty member since 2016.

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Črtomir Podlipnik

Assistant professor for Physical Chemistry at University of Ljubljana.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Analyze how molecular gastronomy links theory and practice and demonstrate its effectiveness for contextualized learning.
  2. Design contextual learning activities inspired by the principles of molecular gastronomy to engage students.
  3. Assessing the benefits and challenges of incorporating molecular gastronomy into the curricula of university programmes to improve educational outcomes.


Molecular Gastronomy,Context-Based Learning,Pedagogical Techniques