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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Looking back at 3 years with bioCEED

As part of the interim evaluation of the Centres of Excellence in Education, we were asked by NOKUT and the evaluation committee to write a self-evaluation report. Looking back on 3 years of activity and summing up was a challenging but rewarding exercise! So what has happened since April 1st 2014? After advice from our Advisory Board…

Internship students interviewed in the radio programme EKKO


Curious about the internship courses at BIO in Bergen? Listen to the radio programme EKKO in NRK P2 (25th of April) where students are telling about their internship experience: and read the students blog biologipraksis UiB here: The internship courses are initialized by the project PRIME and organized under bioCEED. Picture: Internship student Christian Lucien…

Three biologists share their impressions from the MNT conference


The MNT conference 2017 is now over, and many are back from Oslo with news ideas and contacts, certainly an extended to-do list, various feedback on personal contributions (see bioCEED’s contributions here). Three of us take a moment to share their views and impressions on the conference, and bring up some highlights.   Øyvind Fiksen, Professor at BIO…

Which methods to use in educational research?

On the April 7th, 2017, bioCEED held a research group meeting where we discussed the value, benefits, and disadvantages of using quantitative methods in educational research. There has for a long time existed a debate in the field of educational research about which research methods yield the most correct results for investigating learning, teaching, and…

FINNUT calls for proposals for innovation projects in the educational sector


The Research Council of Norways programme FINNUT invities entities and organisations in the educational sector to seek funding to develop innovation projects as part of the effort to enhance the role of research in renewal and innovation. Deadline for application is set to 24 of May 2017. For more information follow the link:  

Did you miss “Gender matters!”? See the video here.

On March 27th, bioCEED’s student representatives at UiB Ragnhild Gya and Mari Vold Bjordal hosted together with Studentersamfunnet a meeting about unequal participation between genders in the lecture halls and in meetings. For this occasion, they had invited Sehoya Cotner and Cissy Ballen from the University of Minnesota, and Ole-Petter Moe Hansen from the Norwegian…

bioCEED well-represented at the “MNT-conference 2017”


This year’s MNT-conference “Transformative education” took place in Oslo, Hotel Soria Moria on March 30th-31st. bioCEED contributed with 10 articles and corresponding presentations as well as an overview of the goals and activities of the Centre of Excellence. The full list of contributions and authors is found below with links to the articles published in the…