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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Workshop invitation at UiB and UNIS – How to write a well-structured teaching portfolio

bioCEED invites UiB and UNIS teaching staff to the workshop “How to write a well-structured teaching portfolio”. The workshop is led by Anders Ahlberg (Centre for Engineering Education, LTH, Lund University), Roy Andersson (Centre for Engineering Education, LTH, Lund University and bioCEED) and Arild Raaheim (Department of Education UiB and bioCEED). University teachers have different…

Mapping the teaching landscape at UNIS and UiB

In collaboration with our associate professor Sehoya Cotner and postdoc Cissy Ballen (University of Minnesota) bioCEED has initiated a project to map how biology faculty currently teach and what characterizes their teaching. During spring 2017 data will be collected at UNIS with emphasize on: What characterizes the student experience at AB? How do students participate in class, and how…

New student representatives ready to join in!

Welcome to our new bioCEED student representatives at UNIS!  Malene Klakegg Vinnes and Mari Engelstad are going to join in the bioCEED team for the spring semester 2017.  bioCEED are looking very much forward to have you both in our group!   Malene Klakegg Vinnes: I am a student at the Integrated Teacher Programme with…

Upcoming events February

Lunch seminar at UNIS – Higer Education for Sustainable Development. Talk by Astrid Sinnes, Associate professor in science education, NMBU. Wednesday 1 February, 14:15 – 15:00 in Kapp Schoultz Workshop at UiB – How to write a well-structured teaching portfolio bioCEED invites UiB teachers to the workshop “How to write a well-structured teaching portfolio”. The workshop is…

New project: Numerical Competence and Student-Active Research

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The Olav Thon Foundation has granted NOK 1.4 million to bioCEED’s project “Numerical competence and student-active research”. The project will develop and extend the learning platform bioST@TS  with quantitative methods and tools, and support student participation in research programs that train these numerical skills. Biological research requires extensive use of statistical and quantitative methods, with…

Use of app to identify species helps students learn

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A recently published bioCEED study has found that biology students using an app to identify sedges get more correct identifications than their peer using the traditional textbook method. The results of the experiment with 70 biology students from the University of Bergen revealed that the students found identifying species more interesting and enjoyable when using…

Teach to Learn went on cruise during the course BIO325 Ocean Science!

During a survey on the research vessel Håkon Mosby in Byfjorden. Photo J. Soulé, 12/9/2016.

Under the Teach to Learn project, a new series of video tutorials were realized by the MSc students during the course Ocean Science (BIO325), led by Anne Gro Vea Salvanes, professor at the Department of Biology, University of Bergen. The aim was to help their peers to better understand different sampling methods used to collect data…

Workshop on the use of blogs in teaching and assessment

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On the 18th of November, bioCEED members Arild Raaheim and Torstein Hole arranged a workshop on learning and assessment through the use of blogs. This was a part of a national workshop on digital assessment in Oslo organized by Norgesuniversitetet. Through the development of our BIO298 course, we have developed an assessment method where students…

Teachers retreat BIO 2016

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The annual Teachers Retreat at Department of Biology, UiB was held at the charming Bjørnefjorden Gjestetun 30 nov- 01 Dec. 45 biology teachers, educational developers and teaching support staff were gathered for two days to discuss teaching and learning. The focus this year was on constructive alignment in the course and programme revision at UiB.…