FEBS Education Platform

Joint IUBMB/FEBS/UMinho symposium: Evidence based teaching in your biomolecular classroom: catalysing student engagement

Braga, Portugal; 3 and 5 February 2021 This symposium has had to be cancelled due to the pandemic
Venue: Campus de Gualtar, Universidade do Minho

Symposium's website with full information.

This symposium is supported by FEBS Education Committee on the Education Ambassadors funding scheme.

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Poor teaching can cause great harm. Recent research on the impact of teaching on student learning illuminates clearly what effective teaching looks like. We can now expose our students to scientific teaching approaches.

This symposium expects to provide an update of scientific approaches to impact the learning of your students. The program includes keynote lectures on contemporary and scholar teaching, and a buffet of workshops to allow discussion of implementation issues. We will be privileged to interact with bioscientists who have also accumulated an international reputation for scholarship in the education of biosciences.

If you are somehow involved in teaching of biosciences, this is a unique not to miss opportunity. The programme targets academic staff and post-graduate students with interest in teaching and learning and in scholarship approaches to collect evidence about the impact of teaching and learning.


Registration will open soon; please check the website of the symposium.


FEBS has awarded 5 bursaries to help early-career researchers participate. Bursaries will cover the registration fee, and make a contribution towards other expenses such as travel or accommodation (up to 100€ in total). Applications deadline: March 27, 2020. Please see details on how to apply at the website of the Symposium.


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Each session will take around 90 min, each speaker having 40 min participation with an interactive presentation with breakout rooms and polls plus a period of discussion.