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FEBS Workshop on Molecular Life Science Education

November 24-25th, 2016

Riga, Latvia

 

Academic Center for Natural Sciences of the University of Latvia, Jelgavas 1, LV 1004

 

Hosted by the Latvian Biochemical Society (LaBS)

Coordinator of Workshop:  Prof. Kaspars Tars  (President of  LaBS)

 

From FEBS Education Committee:

1.   Keith Elliott (Manchester, UK)    

2.   Ferhan Sagin (Izmir, Turkey)

3.   Frank Michelangeli  (Chester, UK)

4.   Gül Güner Akdogan (Chair) (Izmir, Turkey)

 

About workshop:

The aim of FEBS-LaBS Workshop on Molecular Life Sciences Education is to give insight about improving the learning process and focusing on necessary skills for career in molecular life sciences. The workshop will consist of interactive lectures, small-group discussions and panel discussions. The expected participants are academicians, young scientists and PhD students in molecular life sciences.

 

Registration:

Application stating your name, position, scientific degree and your home institution must be sent electronically to Gints Kalnins (gints.kalnins@biomed.lu.lv). Deadline for registration is October 31st.

 

There is no registration fee for the event. Coffee will be provided during the breaks and welcome drinks in the end of first day free of charge. Lunch costs are not covered. Participants may have lunch at their own expense at local university restaurant (approx. 5 EUR).

 

Recommended hotels for foreign guests (special prices):

Ibis Riga Centre Hotel 3* 40.00/ 45.00EUR per sgl/ dbl room

http://ibisrigacentre.lv/

 

Mercure Riga Center Hotel 4* 60.00/ 65.00EUR sgl/ dbl room

http://www.mercureriga.lv/en/

 

Pullman Riga Old Town Hotel 5* 95.00/ 110EUR sgl/ dbl room

http://www.pullmanhotels.com/gb/hotel-9619-pullman-riga-old-town/index.shtml

 

Above is the same hotel chain with different brand names.for 3,4 and 5 stars.

The above are special prices, so room requests should be sent NOT directly to hotels, but to Gints Kalnins (gints.kalnins@biomed.lu.lv) - he is taking care about registration and all technical issues.

 

 

 Programme

Day 1:  Thursday, November 24th 2016

 

08:30-09:15

Registration

09:15- 09:30

Welcome Address by Host

Kaspars Tars

09:30-09:45

FEBS Education Committee and Introduction to the Workshop

Gul Guner Akdogan

09:45-10:30

Session 1: Panel Discussion:

Skills and Key Knowledge for the Molecular Life Sciences Degrees

Open Forum on the State of  Molecular Life Sciences Education in Latvia 

 

Frank Michelangeli

10:30-10:45

Coffee

10:45-11:30

Session 2:Examples of Active Learning Methods

Problem-Based Learning: Philosophy and Manchester Experience

Keith Elliott

11:30-12:00

Problem-Based Learning: Izmir Experience

Gul Guner-Akdogan

12:00-12:30

“Transforming Your Classroom with Team-Based Learning: Bringing Deep Engagement and the Joy of Learning to Your Students”

Ferhan Sagin

12.30-12:40

Introduction to Small Group Discussions and Divide into Groups

Gul Guner Akdogan

12:40-13:30

Lunch

 

13.30-14:30

Small-Group Discussions (30 min each-choose 2 out of the three)

(Rotation in three  groups) 

Keith/Gul/Ferhan

14.30-15:00

Coffee Break and networking

 

 

Two Approches to Problem Based Learning

Keith Elliott Gul Guner Akdogan

Team-based Learning

Ferhan Sagin-Fraiünk Michelangeli

15:00-15:40

Session 3: Assessment and Feedback

                360 degrees  view of Assessment

 

 

Ferhan Sagin

15:40-16:00

"Criterion- vs norm-referenced assessment"

Keith Elliott

16.00-16:30

Use of Some Educational Technologies

 

 

Frank Michelangeli

16:30-17:30

Small-Group Discussions (30 min each group) (Each participant rotating for two discussion groups)

Keith/ Ferhan/ Frank

 

Criterion vs Norm-Based Assessment

Keith Elliott

Course Assessment

Ferhan Sagin

Use of Technologies

Frank Michelangeli

 

Izmir PBL case

Gul Guner Akdogan

Team-based Learning

Ferhan Sagin

17:30-18:00

General Discussion

 (Whole Group)

 

FEBS Team

 

18.00

Welcome drinks

 

Day 2:  Friday, November 25th, 2016

 

09:00-10:30

Session 4: Research in Undergraduate Education (For BSc and MSc students)

 

09:00-09:30

Research in Undergradaute Education (BSc students)

Frank Michelangeli

09:30-10:00

Research in Undergraduate Education: An Innovative Research Training in a Medical School

Gül Güner

10:00-10:15

General Discussion

 

Frank/Gul

10:15-10:45

Coffee Break

 

 

10:45-17:00

Session 5: Research and Career Skills for Young Scientists

 

 

10:45-11.30

How to Write a Scientific Paper

Frank Michelangeli

 

 

 

11:30-12:15

How to Write a CV: How to Make the Best of Yourself?

Keith Elliott

 

12.15-13.15

Lunch

 

 

13.15-13:45

Funds and Programmes

 

Keith Elliott

13:45-14:15

How to Make the Best of your PhD?

Student Role and Supervisor-Student Relationship

Ferhan Sagin

 

14:15-15:45

Small Group Discussions

 (Two rotating groups – 45  minutes each)

(With Coffee)

 

 

1. How to Write  a Scientific Paper (Frank Michelangeli)

2. CV Writing

(Keith Elliott)

 

 

3.PhD Student Role and Student-Supervisor Relationship (Ferhan  Sagin)

15:45-16:15

General Discussion  (Big Group)

FEBS Team

 

16:15-16:30

 

General Discussion, Feedback,  and Closing of the Workshop

Gül Güner-Kaspars Tars