Student-Centered Education in the Molecular Life Sciences
|August 4–7, 2013 • Seattle University, Seattle, Wa.
Vicky Minderhout and Jennifer Loertscher, Seattle University
This symposium will bring together a diverse community of educators and scientists to explore strategies to improve teaching and learning in biochemistry and molecular biology. The major goals of the symposium will be to share educational resources and to help participants develop their skills as teachers and educational scholars.
Educators and scientists at academic institutions who want to explore strategies to improve teaching and learning in biochemistry and molecular biology.
Abstract Submission Deadline:
The symposium will be highly interactive with most sessions involving active participation and reflection. A poster session, structured birds-of-a-feather sessions, and open networking time will be included to foster community building and sharing of resources among participants.
Teaching for Knowledge and Skills Development
Using Assessment to Promote Deep Learning
Using Student Learning Data to Support Course Design
Strengthening the Future of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology through Improvements in the Education Pipeline
The organizers encourage all registered participants to submit an abstract for the poster session to be held at the meeting (no submission fee). This symposium will emphasize networking and community building related to BMB education and a lively poster session will be an essential component of this experience. We invite abstracts related to a range of topics in BMB education including, but not limited to, the areas listed below. Presenters are encouraged to include data showing the effect of teaching innovations and curriculum reform when possible. The poster session has been given a prominent place in this year’s symposium and we need your help to make it a success!
• Teaching innovations
• Education research
• Curriculum reform
• Creation of faculty networks