The “Species” Concept as a Gateway to Nature of Science

Jorun Nyléhn, Associate Professor at bioCEED and BIO, and colleagues have recently published the article “The “Species” Concept as a Gateway to Nature of Science.” in Science & Education.

Understanding how science works has become a primary goal in education, as it connects to critical thinking and the foundations of knowledge. This includes the more complex and overarching topics like evolutionary biology. In this recently published paper from the Department of Biosciences, UiB and the Department of Teacher Education and School Research, UiO, the potential of using species concepts as a means to increase the knowledge of the science of biology is investigated. The article focus on the most common species concepts in science, includes aspects from the philosophy and nature of science, and four recommendations for teaching biology are given.

New episode of NOKUT-podden on “students who teach”, including an interview with Sehoya Cotner

Here comes the latest edition of NOKUT-podden (NOKUT’s podcast on higher education which topic is “Students who teach” and to which Sehoya Cotner, Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota and Professor II at bioCEED) was invited to participate.

There is much to learn from this NOKUT-podden, especially if you understand Norwegian.

Utlysing av verv som studentrepresentant i bioCEED – Senter for fremragende utdanning i biologi – 2018

bioCEED søker en ny studentrepresentant fra UiB.

bioCEED er et Senter for fremragende utdanning (SFU) i fagområdet biologi og er et samarbeid mellom Institutt for biovitenskap (BIO) ved UIB, Avdeling for arktisk biologi ved UNIS, Seksjon for Universitetspedagogikk ved UIB og Havforskningsinstituttet. bioCEED er finansiert av Kunnskaps-departementet og partnerne. SFU-ordningens fremste formål er å fremme kvalitet i høyere utdanning.

Testing the novelty effect of an m-learning tool on internalization and achievement: A Self-Determination Theory approach

Lucas Jeno, Vigdis Vandvik, Sigrunn Eliassen, John-Arvid Grytnes from bioCEED and BIO have recently published the article “Testing the novelty effect of an m-learning tool on internalization and achievement: A Self-Determination Theory approach.”

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