Cafe Scientifique: Rebirth of curiosity and wonder: how do we achieve this while teaching science at university?
About the Event
What is students’ meaning and interpretation of effective, helpful, inspiring, skillful, and wonder-full teaching? Does the perception of wonderful teaching vary between elementary, high school and university students, and if so, how? How do parents perceive effective teaching? Does a generation gap between parents and students create different impressions and expectations of effective teaching? How can we address the transition from high school to university and help students adjust? These are just some of the questions that go through my mind in my every-day work that I love to do – teach biology to university students. At this Café, I would like to share my thoughts about effective teaching with you and ask you: what do you expect of a biology instructor teaching your first-year science daughter or son?
Dr. Ivona Mladenovic joined SFU’s Department of Biological Sciences in 2003 after having worked for University of British Columbia, and University of London, UK. Her love for education did not stop with her first PhD in Andrology. She is currently pursuing another PhD, this time in Curriculum Theory and Implementation at Faculty of Education at SFU. Her research focuses on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Everyone welcome. Refreshments served.