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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Student meeting – Gender matters!

bioCEED’s student representatives at UiB are hosting together with Studentersamfunnet a meeting about unequal participation between genders in the lecture halls and in meetings. For this occasion, we have invited Sehoya Cotner and Cissy Ballen from the University of Minnesota, and Ole-Petter Moe Hansen from the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen to present the interesting…

Great learning experience on international politics doing role-play at UNIS

13.-14. of February the students attending AB-203, Arctic Environmental Management got hands on experience with international politics.  A multinational conference was staged; “As the sea ice reaches new critical lows in the arctic, the interest of energy, shipping, fishing and resource companies looks north to the opening up of a new ocean for business”.  Students acted…

New ways of teaching create new demands on teachers and on systems

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When we introduce more student active teaching as alternatives to the traditional lecture based teaching at university, this has implications for our role as teachers. We have to develop a part of this role which, at best, has been slumbering in the shadow of a more dominant and, one might add, more or less successful…

bioCEED’s interim evaluation is soon to begin!

In 2014 bioCEED was awarded the status as a Centre for Excellence in Education (SFU) by NOKUT for a period of five years, first, with possibility for extension of another five years. Nearly 3 years have passed since the opening of the centre. bioCEED is now about to enter the evaluation process which will lead to decision on…

biORAKEL – when biology students help biology students…

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biORAKEL is a new, student-coordinated platform where undergraduate students can come and get help from more experienced students called oracles. These oracles are available to answer general questions from the undergraduate biology courses, and to help out with the different assignments in these courses such as reports, academic writing, sources etc. biORAKEL works with two types of oracles: Oracle 1 and Oracle 2.…

iSCOPE – workshop at the University of California, Berkeley

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While winter storms were pounding the UiB and UNIS campus in the transition from January to February, BIO MSc and PhD students traveled to sunny University of California at Berkeley to partake in the annual iSCOPE workshop. The workshop is part of the iSCOPE project, a joint effort between the science and arts through communication…