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Bioscience Education

The Bioscience Education Research Group team develop their personal teaching practice, enhance student satisfaction and support development.

The Challenge

The Bioscience Education Research Group (BERG) team was brought together by a mutual desire to develop their personal teaching practice, enhance student satisfaction and achievement, and support the development of colleagues through the scholarship of teaching and learning.

The Approach

BERG members publish peer-reviewed journal articles on the teaching of biology in a range of contexts including assessment and feedback, student employability, learner autonomy, research-led teaching, and the development of scholars of learning and teaching.

Much of this work has been supported through competitive funding from the University of Hull, the HEA, SEDA and HEFCE. Our work is shared through conference presentations, seminars and workshops locally, nationally and internationally.

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Aims

  • To have a positive impact upon the experience and achievement of students
  • To establish an inclusive community of disciplinary scholarship of teaching and learning, and pedagogical research rooted in Hull but engaging at a discipline level beyond the institution
  • To support the career development of colleagues through excellence in the practice and scholarship of teaching

The Impact

BERG members are often invited to give keynote speeches and plenaries at national and international meetings and conferences.

In addition to evaluating our own practice, we help colleagues to develop research-based evaluations of theirs and, in doing so, support both the enhancement of their practice and also their development in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

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