551-0916-00L  Learning and Teaching Biology

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersE. Hafen, K. Köhler, further lecturers
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 20
The block course will only take place with a minimum of 10 participants.

The enrolment is done by the D-BIOL study administration.


AbstractThis course represents an introduction to recent research into student learning on the conceptual foundations of modern biology, together with pedagogical methods associated with effective instruction and its valuation. Students will be involved in active research into conceptual and practical issues involved in biology education and methods to discover student preconceptions.
ObjectiveProvides an overview on student's learning and shows ways to make the classroom experience more engaging and effective for students. Students will learn to produce a research-based paper on a project they work on during the course.
LiteratureThe course is not taught by a particular book, but recommended literature (review articles and selected primary literature) will be provided during the course.

See the introductory video to the course here: http://youtu.be/GFJuNncSsdE