First International Congress on University
Teaching Innovation in Natural History
New standards in teaching innovation in Natural History
College of Biology, University of Sevilla.
19 to 22 September, 2012
The College of Biology and the College of Education Science, of the University of Seville, announce the First International Congress on University Teaching Innovation in Natural History. This event is pioneer in Europe in relation to university courses classically considered as “boot sciences” such as Zoology, Botany, Geology, Ecology, Marine Biology, Ethology, and related sciences such as Wildlife Management, Veterinary, etc.
Among the objectives of this meeting is the promotion of recent and ongoing educational experiences on teaching innovation in these disciplines, as well as the promotion of discussion among university instructors to identify problems implementing teaching innovations and to define new standards for these courses.
We strongly believe that it will be an excellent forum to exchange experiences that have emerged in light of the challenges raised with the implementation of the EEES and the extraordinary development of new technologies applied to e-learning.Read more Read less
Challenges and Perspectives
In Europe, universities and particularly colleges of Biology and other Natural History sciences, are facing a critical and tense situation as a consequence of implementation of the European Space for Higher Teaching Education. This scenario should be seen not as a problem but instead it should be perceived as an opportunity to initiate gradual and deep changes (to evolve!) in our current teaching methodologies towards new teaching standars more focussed on the formation of the student
It is a priority that all the efforts of university instructors while trying to improve and innovate their teaching techniques could also lead to the formation of teaching teams that may give adequate answers to the current needs in education of the students of our universities. To help in this task, we should promote forums to present and discuss our experiences in teaching innovation in different areas such as creation of educational resources using TIC (virtual platforms, wikis, etc), motivational techniques, development of corporate learning or based in team work, or problem-based learning.
On the other hand, this congress aims to catalyze the interest of university teachers for the innovation and research in teaching these Natural History courses. Often, the change and scientific content of these disciplines, obscures the need to renew and innovate also in teaching protocols. Nevertheless, we believe that innovation is as important in teaching as it is to conduct high level research.Read more Read less
- Know and publish the results obtained in teaching innovation in different projects in higher education techniques in Natural History issues.
- Generate/Promote forums to discuss teaching experiences
- Identify priorities and perspectives in forthcoming teaching innovations in this area
- Establish communication channels for future collaborations among departments and/or universities in order to share and establish common procedures for innovation in education techniques
- Generate common and shared actions aimed at improving instruction practice.
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