bioCEED news

Fieldwork in Peru as the pandemic hit

On March 8, 2020, 48 students and teachers from 18 countries and four continents met in Cuzco, Peru. We looked forward to participating in and running the 5th International Plant Functional Traits Field Course (PFTC5). In the PFTC field courses, students learn a range of plant functional traits approaches to climate and global change ecology,…

Educational development and support through corona times at BIO and UNIS

The last few months have been challenging for everyone at our two institutions, both for students, teachers and support staff. But it has also been a unique period demonstrating that it is possible to develop and achieve under such conditions and over a short period of time. When universities across the country had to shut…

bioCEEDsters: Kseniia Kalian

Hey, my name is Kseniia and I have been working at UNIS since 2020. Initially I joined the interdisciplinary “FieldPass” project as a postdoc where I am investigating possible ways to strengthen the constructive alignment between learning activities (with fieldwork as a key element), forms of assessments and learning outcomes. Here I am going to…

bioCEEDsters: Christian Bianchi Strømme

My name is Christian Bianchi Strømme and I have recently joined the inspiring environment at bioCEED as a postdoctoral researcher. The background for my involvement is the further development of the Bachelor’s programme in Biology at UiB, a process that encompasses a closer weaving of research practice and culture into course learning activities. Through a…

Spring 2020 Poster Session at BIO

The BIO-courses SDG214 Life below water, SDG215 Life on land, BIO241 Behavioural ecology and BIO299 Research practice in biology had their third open joint student poster session on May 13th. No less that 26 posters were listed for the event which had to happen online this year. Indeed, the corona situation and the strict rules about gathering…

Relevans, lissom?

Utdanning skal gi faglig kunnskap og overblikk, erfaring og ferdigheter i å kunne utøve faglighet og faglig skjønn, og evne til faglig egenutvikling og samarbeid. Utdanning er ikke ferskvare – den skal forberede studentene på mange tiårs yrkesliv i et arbeidsmarked i rask endring. Fremtidens arbeidstakere, arbeidsgivere, og utdanningsinstitusjoner har felles langsiktige interesser i utdanninger som sikter bredere enn å tilby spesifikke ferdigheter tilpasset dagens jobbmarked.

Motivation tips for students working at home

Hard to keep motivated while studying at home? Lucas Jeno, associate professor at the Department for Education and bioCEED, has tips for you! There are difficult circumstances with Corona, unemployment, and uncertain times. We fully understand that it is hard to stay motivated for your studies. To help you structure your workday and study efficiently…

– Forskning skal inn i utdannelsen, vi leker ikke butikk

På Senter for fremragende utdanning, bioCEED, deltar studentene i forskning som en del av undervisningen. Utdanningen skal og må være relevant både for studentene og samfunnet, forteller Oddfrid Kårstad Førland ved Universitetet i Bergen. Read more at Diku.no

Student experience with the sudden shift to digital teaching

The 13th of March universities across Norway closed their campuses to prevent the spread of Covid-19. All teaching was moved online, and the aim was to secure learning outcomes and support students through the semester. This was a massive shift for students and teachers alike, and we had to start using new teaching, learning and…

Helpful hands and practical skill training through UNISprout

Through my last two field sampling trips during the Polar night period I have been so lucky to be assisted by a UNISprout bachelor student – Johannes, who had applied to join in on a 40 hour internship within my project. I myself am a PhD student from India doing research on potential changes in…

bioWRITE – helping students with academic writing

The goal of bioWRITE is to provide a common resource in the academic writing education at BIO. Currently, the site includes instructions on how to write in the IMRaD-format (Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and Discussion); it also covers different genres within science communication such as lab reports, blog posts and posters, and general writing…

Doing internship at bioCEED

We are two students doing an internship at bioCEED, based at UNIS, during this spring semester. Anne Bruls first came to UNIS as a BSc student in 2016. She is enrolled in a general MSc Biology program in Wageningen, the Netherlands, but her addiction to Arctic Biology led her to first do her MSc thesis…

Digital tools that support online teaching and learning

How we teach, how and where we discuss teaching and learning, has changed a lot during the last weeks. Although there are many challenges, we see that teachers around Norway (and beyond) have found new ways of communicating and sharing – and new conversational partners.

Ny vår for undervisning

bioCEED deputy leader Pernille Bronken Eidesen and BIO’s Øyvind Fiksen were recently interviewed in an article in Forskerforum: