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Enhancing Molecular Bioscience Education

30—31 March 2015

Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge



Organizers:
Frank Michelangeli (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Helen Watson (University of Exeter, United Kingdom)
Steve Minchin (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Gerhard May (University of Dundee, United Kingdom)
Gül Güner (Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey)
Mark Roberts (Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom)
Monday 30 March 2015
09:00 - 10:45 Registration

Session 1: Supervision, mentoring and personal development

Chair:
Frank Michelangeli (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Monday 30 March 2015
10:45 - 11:00 Welcome and greetings
Frank Michelangeli

11:00 - 11:30
The transition to university: getting the most out of universities’ support for learning
Harriet Jones (University of East Anglia, United Kingdom)
11:30 - 12:00
Final year capstone projects: The different types of projects, different types of supervision
Malcolm East / Mark Coldwell (University of Southampton, United Kingdom)
12:00 - 12:30
Developing your teaching, learning from colleagues and gaining professional awards
Dilly Fung (University College London, United Kingdom)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch and networking

Session 2: Alternative methods of learning

Chair:
Angel Herráez (University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain)
Monday 30 March 2015
14:00 - 14:30
Problem-based-learning: Philosophy and experience in Maastricht University
Jan Glatz (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)
14:30 - 15:00
Problem Based Learning (PBL): Izmir Experience
Gül Güner (Dokuz Eylül University, Health Sciences Institute, Department of Molecular Medicine, Turkey)
15:00 - 15:30
Using team based processes to consolidate learning
Helen Watson (University of Exeter, United Kingdom)
15:30 - 16:00
Lecture flipping in Biosciences
Jonathan Green (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
16:00 - 16:30
The many benefits of PeerWise for collaborative online learning
Heather McQueen (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee/tea break

17:00 - 18:00 Group discussion and interactive sessions

18:00 - 19:30 Drinks, poster session 1 and networking

19:30 - 22:00 Dinner

Session 3: Alternative modes of delivery

Chair:
Helen Watson (University of Exeter, United Kingdom)
Tuesday 31 March 2015
09:30 - 10:00
Creating video clips for teaching and feedback
Peter Klappa (University of Kent, United Kingdom)
10:00 - 10:30
MOOCS: What are they? Who are they for? How do you set one up?
Alison Cooper (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
10:30 - 11:00
Enhancing Graduate employability: Alternatives to traditional Final Year research projects
David Lewis (University of Leeds, United Kingdom)
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee/tea break

11:30 - 12:30 Discussion groups / demonstrations / interactive sessions

12:30 - 14:30 Lunch and poster session 2

Session 4: Integrated bioscience teaching across backgrounds and abilities

Chair:
Gül Güner (Dokuz Eylül University, Health Sciences Institute, Department of Molecular Medicine, Turkey)
Tuesday 31 March 2015
14:30 - 15:00
Strategies to improve learning across the ability spectrum
Nick Freestone (Kingston University London, United Kingdom)
15:00 - 15:30
Teaching maths effectively to biosciences students
Dawn Hawkins (Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom)
15:30 - 15:45
Teaching biosciences to non-bioscience undergraduates
Frank Michelangeli (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
15:45 - 16:00 Concluding remarks