The annual Teachers Retreat at Department of Biology, UiB was held at the charming Bjørnefjorden Gjestetun 30 nov- 01 Dec. 45 biology teachers, educational developers and teaching support staff were gathered for two days to discuss teaching and learning. The focus this year was on constructive alignment in the course and programme revision at UiB. Several teachers shared good examples and best practice in aligning assessment with learning outcomes and ways of integrating transferrable skills in courses and programmes. A special thank you to Audrey Geffen, Christian Jørgensen, Lawrence Kirkendall, Karin Pittman, Øyvind Fiksen and Sigrunn Eliassen for presenting and leading workshops – and to Ørjan Totland for leading us through the programme. Some very interesting results where presented by Sehoya Cotner about The teaching landscape in Biology at UiB (Hint: it’s really very good).
We had some very interesting and constructive discussions, and thank all the teachers at BIO for their contribution!