Do you teach evolution as part of your courses? Are you involved in evolution outreach? If you answered yes to either of these questions, do not miss our workshop, Sunday 9th August: "Actively Teaching Evolution¡± max. 30 participants, at L'¨¦prouvette in Lausanne.
As part of the 15th European Society for Evolutionary Biology congress in Lausanne, this workshop is organised to provide methods and resources available for active learning of evolution that engage students of all ages.
Congress and workshop registration are separate: you can attend the workshop and not the congress. The day will include talks on education and outreach, research talks by evolutionary biologists and hands-on activities to bring back to the classroom. Poster presentations are encouraged, but not mandatory. Graduate students and postdocs are particularly encouraged to apply.
Target audience and call for participations
The aim of this event is to promote dialogue among evolutionary biology researchers and teachers. The intended workshop size is 30 people roughly split between researchers who also teach or are interested in outreach, and teachers at all levels.
Post-docs and graduate students are particularly encouraged to apply.
The day will include plenary talks on education and outreach, research talks by evolutionary biologists and hands-on activities that build on the concepts addressed during the research talks. There will also be a poster session, where participants can present methods and resources developed or used by them to promote the active learning of evolution at all educational levels. There will be time in the program for ample discussion. A preliminary schedule is available here (the full program will be posted by June 30th).
Poster presentations are encouraged, but not mandatory. In order to apply for a poster presentation please submit an abstract (150 words max, in the registration form) describing the main goal of the activity, the method used, the target audience, scientific contents addressed and the results obtained with such a method (if already available). The language of the event will be decided according to participant capabilities and needs.
A contribution towards the costs of this event is 25 Swiss Francs. This includes two coffee breaks and lunch. The rests of the event is funded by the ESEB Outreach Fund, with a participation from the Cercle FSER.
The deadline for application is May 31st 2015
Charles Masembe (BVM, MSc., PhD),
Associate Professor (Molecular Genetics & Evolution),
Wellcome Trust Fellow,