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Overview

Dr Cathy Walsh (Centre Director), Dr Damian Parry and Carl Larsen have been working as a team for a number of years establishing a productive group specialising in research aimed at enhancing the experience of students who study bioscience.

An undergraduate studying for a degree in any one of the biosciences faces the difficult task of acquiring a substantial body of knowledge in the academic discipline, coupled with technical and transferable skills. The pedagogy of teaching in this discipline is therefore particularly challenging; with the increased participation in Higher Education and the expansion in the number of non-traditional students there is a substantial body of research developing in the area of bioscience education.

The team at Hope has been working to establish a national reputation for teaching excellence and developed particularly strong links with the Learning and Teaching Support Network. We have already produced a number of academic publications and have others in the pipeline. The Bioscience Pedagogy Research team aims to use research to inform the delivery of high quality provision informed by both bench science and the growing literature on the teaching, learning and assessment needs of this specialist student group.

News and Events

Members  of the Team will be attending the 5th Learning and Teaching Conference at the University of Glasgow presenting their paper on ‘Enhancing the curriculum through bioscience fieldwork: wider effects on student engagement in a cohort of first year students

Publications

Parry D., Larsen C., Marwood S., Walsh C., 2007 Realising E-learning Matters in a bioscience cohort BioScience Education E-Journal 10-9  http://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/journal/vol 10/beej-10-9.htm

Norton B., Larsen C., and Walsh C., 2008 Residential Fieldtrip for Health and Applied Social Sciences students Student Transition and Retention Project http://www.ulster.ac.uk/star/transferability/TCEditFieldtripLH.doc Norton B

Parry D., Larsen C., Walsh C., 2008 'Summative assessment with formative feedback: an intervention in a small bioscience cohort' Bioscience Education e-Journal 11-(c2)

Walsh C, Larsen C and Parry D Oct. 2009 Academic tutors: at the frontline of support for students succeeding in higher education Educational Studies. Vol. 35, No. 4

Walsh C, Parry D and Larsen C 2010 Blending learning: a novel assessment strategy enhancing student learning from practical work in the laboratory Bioscience Education Journal 15: c2

Walsh C, Parry D and Larsen C 2010 Anonymous Marking: Initial Insights into the Impact on Student Learning from Feedback UK Centre for BioScience Bulletin 30:3

Overview

Dr Cathy Walsh (Centre Director), Dr Damian Parry and Carl Larsen have been working as a team for a number of years establishing a productive group specialising in research aimed at enhancing the experience of students who study bioscience.

An undergraduate studying for a degree in any one of the biosciences faces the difficult task of acquiring a substantial body of knowledge in the academic discipline, coupled with technical and transferable skills. The pedagogy of teaching in this discipline is therefore particularly challenging; with the increased participation in Higher Education and the expansion in the number of non-traditional students there is a substantial body of research developing in the area of bioscience education.

The team at Hope has been working to establish a national reputation for teaching excellence and developed particularly strong links with the Learning and Teaching Support Network. We have already produced a number of academic publications and have others in the pipeline. The Bioscience Pedagogy Research team aims to use research to inform the delivery of high quality provision informed by both bench science and the growing literature on the teaching, learning and assessment needs of this specialist student group.

News and Events

Members  of the Team will be attending the 5th Learning and Teaching Conference at the University of Glasgow presenting their paper on ‘Enhancing the curriculum through bioscience fieldwork: wider effects on student engagement in a cohort of first year students

Publications

Parry D., Larsen C., Marwood S., Walsh C., 2007 Realising E-learning Matters in a bioscience cohort BioScience Education E-Journal 10-9  http://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/journal/vol 10/beej-10-9.htm

Norton B., Larsen C., and Walsh C., 2008 Residential Fieldtrip for Health and Applied Social Sciences students Student Transition and Retention Project http://www.ulster.ac.uk/star/transferability/TCEditFieldtripLH.doc Norton B

Parry D., Larsen C., Walsh C., 2008 'Summative assessment with formative feedback: an intervention in a small bioscience cohort' Bioscience Education e-Journal 11-(c2)

Walsh C, Larsen C and Parry D Oct. 2009 Academic tutors: at the frontline of support for students succeeding in higher education Educational Studies. Vol. 35, No. 4

Walsh C, Parry D and Larsen C 2010 Blending learning: a novel assessment strategy enhancing student learning from practical work in the laboratory Bioscience Education Journal 15: c2

Walsh C, Parry D and Larsen C 2010 Anonymous Marking: Initial Insights into the Impact on Student Learning from Feedback UK Centre for BioScience Bulletin 30:3