New webinar series on "Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching of Life Sciences"

Monthly webinar series

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With monthly online seminars in English (usually on Wednesday at 17.30 CET), this series aims to create a forum and a community to help improve the quality of undergraduate education in the life sciences. Its target audience includes program directors and coordinators, teachers, student counselors, discipline-specific educational scientists, and others. Although it grew out of the idea for a 1st Swiss Symposium, there is not much Swissness to it, and it is therefore definitely also open to any interested persons from anywhere else.

Program: The detailed program is listed here for the next few months, to be continued after the summer break (stay tuned for updates and extensions).

  • March 17 (exceptionally at 17.00): Erin Dolan (University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA); Undergraduate research at scale: What if the treatment is a CURE?
  • April 14 (17.30): Kostas Kampourakis (University of Geneva, CH); Going beyond content knowledge: Addressing students’ preconceptions to achieve conceptual understanding in undergraduate biology
  • May 12 (17.30): Katja Köhler and Ernst Hafen (ETH Zürich, CH); Teaching as teamwork - The Center for Active Learning at the ETH Department of Biology
  • June 9 (17.30): Pierre Cosson (University of Geneva, CH); Construction of a new bachelor curriculum with integration of multiple soft skills

OrganizersDidier Picard (University of Geneva) and François Lombard (University of Geneva), under the auspices of Life Sciences Switzerland.    

Details and registration to the series here: https://meetings.ls2.ch/innovation-teaching-life-sciences-webinars

Poster image: public domain, CC0

Didier Picard

Molecular chaperones, estrogen signaling; undergraduate teaching, active learning, flipped classroom, curriculum development, graduate student training