CREATIVITY IN SCIENCE TEACHING

Organised by Prof Graham Scott (University of Hull, UK) and Dr Sara Marsham (University of Newscastle, UK)

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Although the term creativity is perhaps most immediately associated with the arts it is clear to those of us in the sciences that ours are also creative disciplines.  

The SEB+ Education 2016 Symposium will explore the role of creativity in undergraduate biology teaching and in doing so it will consider science as a creative practice, the act of creating as a means to foster deeper understanding and the interface between the creative arts and the creative sciences as an interdisciplinary space to enhance learning.

Confirmed speakers:

Adult play and learning: Is it time to grow up?
Prof Mark Langan, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK            

Aesthetics and choice in experimental biology teaching and research
Dr George Littlejohn, University of Exeter, UK

Drawing as a way of knowing in biology
Dr Gemma Anderson, Falmouth University, UK

Drones, bones and mobile phones: maker education and creative learning in science
Dr Mark Feltham, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Student-generated videos: an authentic assessment
Dr Chris Willmott, University of Leicester, UK     

The naming of parts: Taxonomy and metaphor in the specimen tray
Dr John Wedgwood Clarke, University of Hull, UK  
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