Program

New Horizons in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Education Program

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Wednesday, September 6

Time Session/Lecture info
08:00-09:00
Registration
 
09:00-10:15
Opening Session
Chair: Israel Pecht (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) 
09:00-09:15
Opening and greetings
09:15-10:15
Bruce Alberts , UCSF, USA
10:15-10:45
Coffee Break
 
10:45-12:45
Session 1- Mini-symposium: Key Knowledge and Skills for Molecular Life Scientists
Chair: Keith Elliott (Manchester, UK) 
10:45-12:45
Robin Wright (University of Minnesota, USA)
Scientific teaching: Strategies for applying education research to improve student engagement and performance in science classes
Frank Michelangeli (University of Birmingham, UK)
Skills and key knowledge for the molecular life sciences degrees
Ross Nehm (Stony Brook, NY)
Assessing key knowledge and skills in large lecture courses
Panel: Robin Wright, Frank Michelangeli, Ross Nehm, Jean-Luc Souciet, Winnie Eskild, Martin Stone
12:45-14:00
Lunch break and poster session
 
14:00-16:00
Parallel workshops
 
Michael and Anna Wix Auditorium
14:00-16:00
Workshop 4: Publishing on education
Chair: Janet Macaulay
Erin Dolan (CBE Life Sciences Education), Phillip Ortiz (BAMBED), Angel Herraez (FEBS Open-Bio), Luciane V. Mello (FEBS Open-Bio), Mia Ricci (Wiley)
Helen and Martin Kimmel Hall, The David Lopatie Conference Centre
14:00-16:00
Workshop 3: Challenges for biochemistry and molecular biology education in the developing world
Gracia Fe B. Yu (University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines) and Phillip Nagley (Monash University, Australia)
Presidential reception room
14:00-16:00
Workshop 1: Team based learning: Where the magic happens with group work that works!
Ferhan Sagin (Turkey)
Schmidt Lecture Hall
14:00-16:00
Workshop 2: Lecture 3.0: Activating your lectures to engage all learners
Robin Wright (University of Minnesota, USA)
Michael and Anna Wix Auditorium
16:00-16:30
Coffee Break
 
16:30-18:30
Session 2- Mini-symposium: Pre-University Biology Education
Chair: Anat Yarden (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) 
16:30-18:30
Ravit Golan Duncan (Rutgers, USA)
How learning progressions can inform the teaching and learning of molecular genetics
Jo Ellen Roseman (AAAS, USA)
Toward high school biology : Helping students make sense of biological growth in terms of atom rearrangement and conservation
Gilmor Keshet (Ministry of Education, Israel)
Overview on the teaching and learning of molecular biology in schools in Israel
Panel: Benefits and Challenges in teaching molecular biology to high school biology majors
Irit Sadeh (Ministry of Education, Israel), Nadira Sahaka (Al-Nahdah Al- Ahliyya Ateed School, Kfar Qara), Shiri-Rivka Masa (Hashalom high-school, Mitzpe-Ramon), Maya Mayrose (Hadash Holon in the spirit of HTH), Omer Choresh (Harishonim High School, Herzliya)
19:00-22:00
Trip to Jaffa including dinner