Leicester School of Biological Sciences

19 March 2009

Pedagogic Research in the Biosciences

Filed under: news — jobadge @ 9:30 am

HEA Centre for Bioscience event at Leicester
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
Woodhouse Room, Charles Wilson Building, University of Leicester

The day will explore different methodologies and provide you with the opportunity to meet like-minded colleagues and promote pedagogy in the biosciences. This event is targeted at bioscientists with some experience of pedagogic evaluation and research. Registration form.

Programme

10.00      Registration and refreshments
10.20     Welcome and Introduction to the day Steve Maw, Centre for Bioscience
10.30     Social Science Research Methodologies: Bonnie Green, University of Leicester
11.15     Practitioner Perspectives: three scientists give the benefit of their experience in moving into education research with a “warts ‘n’ all” deconstruction of a piece of their own work.

  • Teaching about bioethics through authoring of websites: Chris Willmott, University of Leicester
  • Exploring peer and self assessment of oral presentations: opportunistically using residential field courses for Action Research: Mark Langan and Rod Cullen, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • A farewell to controls? The problems with experiments in education: Mark Huxham, Napier University

Followed by general discussion
12.30     Lunch
13.30     Afternoon Session: Facilitated by Paul Orsmond

Attendees will have the opportunity to join discussions on

  • Evaluating Pedagogical Research led by Jon Scott,
  • Feedback led by Paul Orsmond.

15.30     Feedback: Facilitated by Paul Orsmond
16.00     Reflections and Close

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