Chairs: Rosemary Redfield, Canada, John Dawson, Canada, Francis Amara, Canada & Diane Ebert-May, USA
1:00 pm: Transforming How We TEACH Is Good, BUT Transforming What We Expect Students to LEARN Is Better
Diane Ebert-May, Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University
Ebert-May’s research investigates how college students learn best, and how college researchers (graduate students, postdocs and faculty) learn to become more effective instructors.
1:50 pm: Workshop on ‘BOPPPS Model' Lesson Planning
John Dawson, Director, CBS Office of Educational Scholarship and Practice, University of Guelph
BOPPPS stands for ‘bridge, objective, pre-test, participatory learning, post-test, summary; these components provide an effective organizing structure for workshops and teaching sessions.
2:40 pm: Break
3:10 pm: Workshop on Active Learning in the Biomedical Sciences
Francis Amara, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, University of Manitoba
This workshop is specifically designed for bioscience researchers; it will focus on 'Group Learning on Critical Appraisal of a Primary Biomedical Article'.
4:00 pm: Mini-talks on Educational Innovations by Workshop Participants
The format for these talks is an even-shorter version of a ‘PechaKucha’ talk, with 10 slides presented for 20 seconds each, for a total of 3 minutes 20 seconds. An additional 1.5 minutes will be allowed for one or two questions.
4:00 pm: Janet Macaulay: Biochemistry Case Studies
4:10 pm: Micaela Lopez Leon: The Transition Between High School and University
4:20 pm: Rosie Redfield: What Would Useful Biochemistry Look Like?