bioCEED news

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…

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…