Do you teach neuroscience at a tertiary level, either as an academic or in a training position such as a casual tutor? Do you wonder how to engage with your students and maximise their success? Or how to support students struggling with their neuroscience course?
Then come along to the Neuroscience Teaching Workshop during the 2019 ANS meeting to meet other neuroscience teaching academics and staff and discuss effective ways to teach our discipline.
This workshop will follow a discursive approach to consider teaching undergraduate neuroscience courses in the Australian and New Zealand context. We invite neuroscience teachers to submit topics for discussion in the workshop to the workshop convenors on the email addresses below, or when registering for the workshop. Examples of topics that could be covered in the workshop include, but are not restricted to:

  • Using online technology to support neuroscience teaching – what works, what doesn’t.
  • Teaching challenges and how to manage these
  • How to assess student knowledge in an era of burgeoning class sizes
  • What is the place for wet anatomy classes?
  • Views of recently graduated students about their experiences
  • Do we need to do more to help ECRs to transition into teaching positions?

We plan to establish an Australasian neuroscience teaching network to i) support communication between teaching academics, ii) facilitate the production of effective teaching content that can be shared across institutions, and iii) to provide a framework for conducting and disseminating neuroscience teaching research.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday 3 December 2019 from 5.30-7.30pm in the Riverbank 7 Room at the Adelaide Convention Centre and will be free for registered workshop attendees (even if you are not attending the ANS meeting).

To complete your free registration click here. If you are ONLY wanting to attend this workshop and not the conference, make sure you select the registration type ‘Neuroscience Teaching Workshop ONLY.’

Click here to view the workshop flyer and share with your colleagues!

Neuroscience Teaching Workshop Chairs:
Associate Professor Kay Double, University of Sydney
Associate Professor Gabrielle Todd, University of South Australia