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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Bringing pantomime into the biology lecture theatre

Dr. Ian Turner, our 2017  HE Bioscience Teacher of the Year, is a National Teaching Fellow based at the University of Derby.  He is currently Head of Forensic Science but his main teaching areas are genetics and science communication. Nominations for the 2018 HE Bioscience Teacher of the Year award are now open. PROLOGUE Pantomime … Continue reading »

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Policy Lunchbox: unlocking teaching development

At the last Policy Lunchbox we welcomed David Weston, Chief Executive of the Teacher Development Trust, to explore professional development in teaching and how we can better support teachers. Professional development is key for teachers to carry out their role. Good quality and continuous professional development can help support and develop great teachers and current … Continue reading »

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Years of surprises from flying ants

By Dr Rebecca Nesbit and Professor Adam Hart who ran the Royal Society of Biology’s Flying Ant Survey. Five years ago, we embarked on the Flying Ant Survey to ask what we thought was a simple question: when does ‘flying ant day’ occur each year? The data, which has just been published in the journal Ecography, … Continue reading »

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