A recent study on computer based learning packages by Dr. Joe Quinn (Bioscience CEAIL) and Dr. Angela Mousley (School of Biological Sciences QUB) entitled 'Computer-Based Learning Packages Have a Role, but Care Needs to be Given as to When They Are Delivered' has been published in the HEA e-journal Bioscience Education. To view the article click on the title.
Fieldwork and laboratory practicals are by their very definition and operation totally active and interactive ways to teach and learn. They are considered as valuable tools in order to try and maximise the learning experiences of both students and staff. The Bioscience CEAIL have complied reports on the two practices highlighting the benefits of using these methods, what skills they promote, examples of good practice in Queen's and recommendations to consider when using the prcatices in teaching. To view these reports click on the following links; CEAIL report on Fieldwork, CEAIL Report on Laboratory Practicals.
Reflections is a newsletter published and circulated by the Centre for Educational Development once a semester. It focuses on teaching, learning and assessment in Queen's and higher education, provides a forum for discussing learning and teaching iniatives in Queen's and seeks contributions from academic staff and guest writers. To date, the Bioscience CEAIL has contributed articles to reflections entitled 'Supporting first year students in laboratory practicals' and 'Interviewing employers - a three year pilot of a career development workshop' and 'Remove the Fear Factor from First Year Laboratory Practicals- use video!'.
Academic staff at the School of Biological Sciences have incorporated active and intaerctive learning, teaching and assessment methods into their delivery of a wide range of modules. To view these case studies click here.