bioCEED news

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…

Say hello to the new student representatives at UNIS

Ingvild Sørensen is a biology student in the last year of her bachelor at the University of Tromsø. Currently she is taking a semester at UNIS, and her field of interest is mainly arctic terrestrial ecology. Ingvild wants to be a part of bioCEED because she thinks it is important to have an open dialog…

Excellent Teaching Practitioner – 2018

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MatNat) at UiB and the University Centre in Svalbard are inviting teachers to apply for the title of Excellent Teaching Practitioner (ETP). 

New bioCEED-paper: Working and Learning in a Field Excursion

This study aimed to discern sociocultural processes through which students learn in field excursions. To achieve this aim, short-term ethnographic techniques were employed to examine how undergraduate students work and enact knowledge (or knowing) during a specific field excursion in biology. The students participated in a working practice that employed research methods and came to…

UNIS teachers share good practice at seminars

Two collegial sharing sessions during this spring brought teaching staff across departments at UNIS together to discuss and share their experience on teaching matters. The sessions which will continue also this coming fall are open to teaching staff and PhD students. They are run as 45-60 min sessions where people can bring their lunch along for an…

Online learning portal for Arctic Biology

UNIS is currently working on an online learning portal for Arctic Biology: www.learningarcticbiology.info. The e-portal is still in under development, but the main structure and the general layout is in place and we are ready to fill in content.

Upcoming events: bioSEMINARS starting autumn 2018

This fall bioCEED will be conducting monthly seminars on teaching related topics.  Our aim is to provide a series of monthly seminars and workshops that will be of high relevance for teachers at BIO, but also for others interested in teaching. Once a month, teachers are invited to bring their lunch, and to get the…

bioCEEDSters – on the inside of bioCEED!

My name is Øystein Varpe and I am a professor of ecology at The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS). In bioCEED I am responsible for the work-package on Educational Leadership and am also engaged in some of our work on active learning and the collegial teaching culture.