Learning Science at ISEE 2018 - A Connected Engineering Curriculum

Learning Science are proud to sponsor and exhibit at the 7th International Symposium of Engineering Education (ISEE 2018) conference at UCL Faculty of Engineering on the 17th and 18th July 2018.

The overall topic is A Connected Engineering Curriculum - Learning Through Enquiry and Practice. Bill and Stan will be at the Learning Science stand both days. You are very welcome to say hello and find out about how Smart Worksheets could take your teaching labs to the next level.

Wow Science: The Best of Primary Science on a Brand New Website.

In a recent collaboration with the Primary Science Teaching Trust, we are proud to announce the launch of  www.wowscience.co.uk, a child friendly gateway to high quality primary science resources on the internet and beyond.  Whether you want videos, games, experiments or apps, our focus is clear: accurate science presented in a fun and engaging way.

Biochemistry Forever: Learning Science at FEBS Congress 2018 (plus giveaways!)

From the 7th-12th July, FEBS Congress are celebrating Biochemistry Forever 2018 in the beautiful historic city of Prague.

Bill, Iain and Emily will be at the Learning Science stand ready to find out about your practical labs and how you might want to take your teaching labs to the next level. Pick up some free science art and enter our first ever competition to win €6000 worth of bioscience simulations for your labs.

Horizons in STEM: Making Connections, Innovating and Sharing Pedagogy

Learning Science are proud to sponsor and exhibit at the Horizons in STEM HE conference at the University of Hull on the 28th - 29th June 2018. The theme this year is Making Connections, Innovating and Sharing Pedagogy, and we look forward to exchanging ideas and discussing pedagogical practices with fellow innovators across Higher Education disciplines.

Feedback: Completing the Cycle

Feedback cycles are useful concepts in biological systems, our everyday lives, and education. However, Higher Education is finding itself in something of a feedback crisis, with low student satisfaction despite high academic workload in this area. Here we explore how changing our conceptions of feedback in Higher Education could address this, and look at some positive cases of innovative feedback practice within bioscience disciplines.

This is the abstract of my article in the June 2018 edition of The Biochemist magazine from the Biochemical Society about Feedback: Completing the Cycle. Click through to access the whole article.

New and Improved: What's coming up next for Learning Science

Here at Learning Science we’ve been innovating for over ten years, and we’re not planning on stopping now. There are some very exciting developments underway at LearnSciHQ, and we’d like to share a few with you here: a growing bioscience library, Smart Worksheets now enriched with interactive graphs, plus the first steps of a new chemistry series.

Upcoming Conference Talk: Technology enhanced learning to support postgraduate education

Dr John Eastman, one of our directors, is presenting at the Excellence in Postgraduate Education workshop at Cranfield University on the 26th April 2018.

The workshop is free to attend with some places still available at the last time of checking. The focus is on innovation in postgraduate teaching methods.

Here is the abstract of John’s talk, entitled Technology enhanced learning to support postgraduate education:

New from Learning Science: microscopy interactives and more

New from Learning Science: microscopy interactives and more

Learning Science are pleased to announce four new light microscopy interactive resources as expansions to the bioscience pre-lab library. Taken together, they offer students a comprehensive introduction to functional use of a compound light microscope. Used individually, each one functions as a stand-alone resource which targets specific skills. Find out here what your students can achieve with each one.