bioCEED news

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…

Collegial Project Course 2018-2019

The 3rd edition of bioCEEDs Collegial project course (CPC) 2018-19 started up in August, and this time we invited biology teachers from other institutions in Norway to join us in the course.  There are 15 participants this year from BIO Bergen, and we also have a group of biologists from the University of Oslo and…

Travel letter from Japan

In June this summer I attended a summer course in fish physiology in Japan. The course was arranged by ExcelAQUA with its Japanese collaborators. You can read more about the IntPART project ExcelAQUA here.

Collegial sharing practice – Learning Forum at UNIS in October

Soon it is time for the 5th Learning Forum at UNIS, which will take place from 16 – 18 October. The Learning Forum is an event where the entire UNIS teaching staff can share and gain knowledge regarding research based education, course construction and development. This year the Learning Forum will focus on collegial sharing practice…

bioCEED at ICED2018

The International Consortium for Educational Development Conference (ICED) 2018 was held in Atlanta in June, with the theme Institutional Change: Voices, Identities, Power, and Outcomes. bioCEED was well represented at the conference, presenting 3 papers. The Collegial Project Course – a systematic way towards institutional change,  and a discussion piece of the debate around the…

Teaching portfolio workshop at UNIS

In the end of August Anders Ahlberg from Lund University held a teaching portfolio workshop at UNIS where participants got feedback by their peers and by workshop leader on their teaching portfolio writing.  For faculty members a teaching portfolio is a way to document and analyse their own teaching practices to support and document pedagogical experience…