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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Forum for Educational Leadership discussing pedagogical merit-systems

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The National Forum for Educational Leadership in Biology is a network and meeting place established in 2016. It is meant as an arena for discussion and exchange of ideas across the different biology departments at Norwegian Universities – with a focus on the work of Heads of Education or those with this responsibility. bioCEED has…

Up and running – bioBREAKFAST UNIS

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bioBREAKFAST is a pilot project from the UNIS student representatives at bioCEED directed towards bachelor, master and PhD-students at the biology department at UNIS and funded by NOKUT. The goal with the project is to strengthen the bonds between students at different levels and to exchange and develop knowledge and skills that are useful. This month the UNIS bachelor, master and…

A busy visiting month for UNIS

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  March month is soon to end and, looking back, it has been a month filled with several visitors coming to UNIS. First out were Anders Ahlberg and Roy Andersson from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Lund in Sweden who both visited UNIS for the second time. Both are involved in the ongoing bioCEED Collegial…

“The Happiest Field Station on Earth” – a travelogue from Sehoya Cotner

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On the eve of the latest United Nations report, revealing Norway to be “The Happiest Place on Earth,” I arrived at the coldest place I’ve ever been—Longyearbyen. As a biology-education researcher from the University of Minnesota, I’ve been working with bioceed for a year, but this was my first visit to the University Centre in…

Promising start for the student-coordinated project biORAKEL

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On Thursday, March 13th, biORAKEL opened for the second time the doors of K1/K2 at the Department of Biology, UiB to all biology students in the need of help with lab journals and preparation for exams. Amazingly, It did not take more than 15 minutes to fill up the room! “- This is a fantastic and promising for our…

Mid-term evaluation for bioCEED PhD students Lucas M. Jeno and Torstein N. Hole

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bioCEED PhD students Lucas M. Jeno and Torstein N. Hole were invited to present their respective project for the supervisors and evaluation committee. Both presentations occurred on Wednesday, March 22nd in the room G209N1, Data Building – Høyteknologisenteret (Thormøhlensgate 55, Bergen). The antecedents and consequences of students autonomous motivation. The relation between need support, motivation and academic…

bioCEED project receives grant from the Olav Thon Foundation

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Earlier this year, the Olav Thon Foundation announced in a press release that bioCEED’s project “Numerical competence and student-active research” was attributed a national teaching-related research grant of NOK 1.4 million (see article). The project, led by Sigrunn Eliassen, Øystein Varpe and Jonathan Soulé, aims at developing and extending the learning platform bioST@TS with quantitative methods and tools, and will support…

NOKUT-frokost hos Universitetet i Bergen: Meritteringsordninger i utdanning

Tid: onsdag 29/3 @ 8.00-9.30 (frokost serveres fra klokken 7.30) Sted: Universitetets aula, Museplassen 3, Bergen Et av de viktigste budskapene i Kvalitetsmeldingen er at utdanning og undervisning skal få høyere status ved universitetene og høyskolene. Merittering er et av forslagene som skal bidra til dette. Dette innebærer å belønne og la utdanningsoppgaver telle mer…