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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Welcome to bioCEEDs newsletter!

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Monday this week marked an important milestone for bioCEED – a 1000 days have now passed since we were awarded status as a Center for Excellence in Biology Education by NOKUT. During our 1000 first days in operation we have launched a wealth of projects and initiatives, big and small, towards developing biology educations that fulfill the needs of tomorrow’s…

bioCEED goes to Hollywood

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The Internationall Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (ISSOTL) Annual Conference in October 2017 is held in Los Angeles with the title Telling the Story of Teaching and Learning – exploring what works, when, how and why. bioCEED is especially proud that we will be represented at the conference by two students –…

A taste of life as a biologist

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As a biology student at UiB you can take the course BIO298 and get work practice as part of your biology degree. The work practice students invite us to follow their experience through blogs. In their blogs you will find stories about Eureka! moments and failed experiments, but also reflections about learning and being a…

Excellent Teaching Practitioner

As the first University in Norway, the University of Bergen, has announced a system for rewarding and recognising effort and quality in teaching. Teachers at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences now have the opportunity to get their pedagogical competence and efforts evaluated for the distinction Excellent Teaching Practitioner (ETP). The distinction is awarded…

Upcoming events in October

UIB’s second annual learning conference 2016: Motivation in Higher Learning, 20 October, Bergen Registration deadline: 13.10.2016 – 12.00 For more info click here MatRIC’s third annual conference: Addressing the challenges faced by teachers and learners of university level mathematics, 19-20 October, Gardermoen, Oslo Programme and registration Collegial Teaching and Learning Course bioCEED is for the second…

New student representatives at BIO and UNIS!

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This semester the bachelor students Mari, Raghild, Nanna and Renate are joining in the bioCEED team. The student representatives are an important part of bioCEED and come from both BIO at University of Bergen and from AB at UNIS. Their main responsibility is to be a link between bioCEED and the students, to contribute to…

bioCEED seminar series – Cissy Ballen talks about active learning.

Cissy Ballen is a postdoc at the University of Minnesota and her research centers on strategies to reduce attrition of historically underrepresented groups in STEM fields. Cissy gave a seminar on how active learning can improve diversity and affect the learning performance by students, based on the work she has been doing at Cornell University…