bioCEED news

Excellent Teaching Practitioner – 2018

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MatNat) at UiB and the University Centre in Svalbard are inviting teachers to apply for the title of Excellent Teaching Practitioner (ETP). 

New bioCEED-paper: Working and Learning in a Field Excursion

This study aimed to discern sociocultural processes through which students learn in field excursions. To achieve this aim, short-term ethnographic techniques were employed to examine how undergraduate students work and enact knowledge (or knowing) during a specific field excursion in biology. The students participated in a working practice that employed research methods and came to…

UNIS teachers share good practice at seminars

Two collegial sharing sessions during this spring brought teaching staff across departments at UNIS together to discuss and share their experience on teaching matters. The sessions which will continue also this coming fall are open to teaching staff and PhD students. They are run as 45-60 min sessions where people can bring their lunch along for an…

Online learning portal for Arctic Biology

UNIS is currently working on an online learning portal for Arctic Biology: www.learningarcticbiology.info. The e-portal is still in under development, but the main structure and the general layout is in place and we are ready to fill in content.

Upcoming events: bioSEMINARS starting autumn 2018

This fall bioCEED will be conducting monthly seminars on teaching related topics.  Our aim is to provide a series of monthly seminars and workshops that will be of high relevance for teachers at BIO, but also for others interested in teaching. Once a month, teachers are invited to bring their lunch, and to get the…

bioCEEDSters – on the inside of bioCEED!

My name is Øystein Varpe and I am a professor of ecology at The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS). In bioCEED I am responsible for the work-package on Educational Leadership and am also engaged in some of our work on active learning and the collegial teaching culture.

Fish To Mars: a metal science opera

Among Bergen’s specialties are metal music and marine science. Any attempt to combine these two may sound like a weird challenge. However, NFR-funded project iSCOPE (integrating Science of Oceans, Physics and Education), not only takes this challenge, but pushes it even further by making it an opera! And there it is: Fish To Mars: a Metal Science…

Biology leaders discussed pedagogical training for staff

The 2018 meeting in the National Forum for Educational Leadership in Biology took place in early March, this time at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS). As is now a tradition, the meeting was run back-to-back with the spring meeting of Biofagrådet. The forum-topic this year was about pedagogical training and development for staff and…

bioCEED seminar – “A Generic Peer Review Concept”

Roy Andersson from the Faculty of Engineering, Lund University held a one hour lunch workshop 12th of March for faculty members at UNIS on student peer assessment. Here Roy gave the participants a concrete experience in how they in a controlled way could perform student peer review of written exam moments.