Moving Away from Dogmatic Teaching: Experiences and Perspectives
For large undergraduate classes, we tend to impart concepts by providing students information in a didactic manner. Consequently, students receive information passively and face difficulties applying the information. An alternative to the didactic lecture approach to ask students to reason through key data to arrive at basic knowledge, information or concepts. I will share my preliminary observations using such an approach in a Cell Biology course and illustrate how with this approach students can extract simple knowledge and concepts through data analysis. I propose that this less traditional way of teaching can complement and improve traditional didactic lectures.
Speaker Biographic Sketch
Foong May is Associate Professor at the Department of Biochemistry, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. She received her BSc Honours degree from the Department of Microbiology, National University of Singapore and her Ph.D. from the University of Vienna. Foong May is a yeast geneticist working on cell division.
Date: 2017 Feb 22
Time: 12:00 – 13:15
Venue: E3-1032 (Interactive Learning Space 1)
(Light Refreshments provided to registered participants)