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Professional Development Event
Enhancing Teaching and Learning in the Biosciences with Practical and Fieldwork Resources
Wednesday 31st March 2010, University College London
Finding, adopting and adapting resources to support practical work can be difficult. Many projects produce outputs that may be suitable for use in other institutions in similar (or even quite different) situations but fail to get adopted as widely as they could be.
This event provided an excellent opportunity to explore resources designed to support teaching practical and fieldwork, to learn more about how these resources were produced and how to adopt or adapt them for further use. Some resources are 'stand-alone' and are able to be used as provided, while other resources have been built with further flexibility opportunities in mind.
The UK Centre for Bioscience took part in a pilot programme to encourage and enable the open sharing of educational resources. The collection of projects which formed part of the 'Interactive Laboratory and Fieldwork Manual for the Biosciences' were presented in addition to Gus Cameron talking on eBioLabs, a JISC-funded initiative illustrating an alternative approach to the delivery of laboratory-based materials, based at the University of Bristol.
Summary of the Day (links to a pdf report)