bioCEED news

Welcome to our new student representatives at BIO and UNIS!

Ingrid Oline Tveranger (BIO) and Ørjan Vabø (AB, UNIS) are our new student representatives in bioCEED this semester. Ingrid Oline is a 22 years old post bachelor student in molecular biology at the University of Bergen. Her plan is to proceed in this field, taking a master in molecular biology. During her bachelor she have been very active in…

UNIS launches its first internship course for Arctic Biology students

This spring semester, UNIS runs the AB-208 course “Internship in Arctic Biology” for bachelor students for the first time. The course aims at giving students the possibility to get knowledge and skills not easily obtained in class-room settings. It has been developed in close collaboration and with help from the internship course BIO298 run at…

New paper: Biology students at work: Using blogs to investigate personal epistemologies.

Torstein Nielsen Hole, Gaute Velle, Hanne Riese, Arild Raaheim and Anne Laure Simonelli have written an article about learning in work placements among biology students. To investigate learning they have focused on personal epistemologies. That is, students’ accounts of learning and knowing. Students have written about their learning experiences in blogs; using student blogs as…

BioBREAKFAST webpage is ready!

The bioBREAKFAST webpage is now up and running! Here you will get an overview of what bioBREAKFAST is and why it is arranged. Every time the breakfast is arranged, it will be posted there. The webpage is developed in cooperation between students and employees. Its aim is to make it easy accessible to read about this…

New SFU application round on its way

In 2018 there has been some excitement about whether there would be a new funding round for new Centres for Excellence in Education (SFU). Last application round was in 2016 which ended with 4 new centres.  In the proposal for the 2019 National Budget in October 2018, 25 million NOK were granted to strengthen the competitive arena…

ArtsApp kick-off

The Norwegian Research Council project “ArtsApp: How technology impacts motivation and interest for learning species” recently started. The project officially started January 1st, 2018, but recently hired Lucas Jeno as the Postdoctal Fellow that will lead the research activity for the project. The project last until the end of 2021 and aims at having a…

Former biology students share their experience at bioPUB

In October, the student representatives of bioCEED arranged a variant of bioBREAKFAST (bioPUB) together with the aquaculture student organisation “Linjeforeningen for fiskehelse og havbruk (LFFH)”. Students gathered at the student pub Integrerbar for an afternoon with talks from master and graduated UiB students who now work in the aquaculture industry. The learning triangle was slightly…

New article: Teaching the science of biology with “species” as an example

Understanding how science works has become a primary goal in education, as it connects to critical thinking and the foundations of knowledge. This includes the more complex and overarching topics like evolutionary biology. In this recently published paper from the Department of Biosciences, UiB and the Department of Teacher Education and School Research, UiO, the…

ISSOTL 2018 sessions from bioCEED

The annual conference of ISSOTL (International Society for the Scholarship of  Teaching and Learning) was this year hosted in Bergen from October 24-27.  bioCEED contributed with 11 presentations in the sessions with papers, concurrent workshops and posters. The full list of bioCEED contributions and authors is found below with links to the abstract in conference book.

Thank you to all who contributed to ISSOTL18!

It has been an honor and a privilege for bioCEED, in partnership with the Department of Education, University of Bergen, to host ISSOTL18 in Bergen. We would like to thank the ISSOTL Board of Directors for giving us the opportunity to bring the ISSOTL conference to Bergen, and the more than 670 participants who attended…