bioCEED news

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…

Coming up! Funding from Diku

Diku (Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education) has announced NOK 40 million in funding for projects that will develop, test, evaluate and apply student centered learning and assessment methods. The announcement is open to all subject areas and targets development projects that include entire study programs or major subject groups. Universities and…

Students’ impressions from ISSOTL 2018

As former student representatives in bioCEED, Mari and I attended the ISSOTL (International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) 2018 conference: “Toward a learning culture”. Several other students affiliated with the University of Bergen and bioCEED also participated as volunteers and attended the conference. Here is a short glimpse of our impressions of…

Looking back at Learning Forum 2018

From Tuesday, October 16th to Thursday, October 18th, the fifth UNIS Learning Forum took place with 45 participants across the different departments. A variety of themes with different disciplinary perspectives was covered.

bioCEEDSters – on the inside of bioCEED

My name is Janne E. Søreide and I am an Associate Professor in Marine biology at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS). I am the UNIS responsible for work package 3 Active learning in BioCEED. Formally, I have limited pedagogic education but I strongly believe that active learning through research-based education is the key to…