Online Course – 1st Edition
Lessons in Scientific Thinking: Understanding Evolution
August 24th-28th, 2020
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How can we teach students to think like scientists? In this course, current and prospective science instructors and advisors will work with various modes of thinking employed in science, in the context of applying them to understanding evolutionary history and processes. The course is intended to help participants develop advanced and subtle thinking skills to improve their understanding and teaching of central evolutionary and scientific concepts.
This course is intended for
– University faculty or secondary teachers who will teach scientific thinking or evolution
– Faculty in teacher education
– Graduate students in any field
– Anyone interested in being able to understand science better
In addition to online lectures (10 hours), the course will include reading/viewing assignments, writing assignments, and group discussions (7.5 hours). Each lesson will include other resources for teaching the information and concepts (readings, exercises, videos).
All participants must have a personal computer. Webcam and headphones are strongly recommended, and a good internet connection.
This course will be delivered online.
Please check the schedule for the live online part, and be aware that it is GMT+1.
August 24th-28th, 2020
17.5 hours online.
This course is equivalent to 1 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) at the Life Science Zurich Graduate School.
The recognition of ECTS by other institutions depends on each university or school.
Places are limited to 20 participants and will be occupied by strict registration order.
Participants who have completed the course will receive a certificate at the end of it.
You can check the list of Ambassador Institutions. If you want your institution to become a Transmitting Science Ambassador please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The rest of the time will be taught with assignments and readings, to be done between the live sessions.
Discounts are not cumulative and apply only on the Course Fee. We offer the possibility of paying in two instalments (contact email@example.com).
5 % Discount
Former participants will have a 5 % discount on the Course Fee.
20 % Discount
20 % discount on the Course Fee is offered for members of some organizations (Ambassador Institutions). If you want to apply to this discount please indicate it in the Registration form (proof will be asked later).
40 % Discount
Unemployed scientists living in the country were the course will be held, as well as PhD students based in that country without any grant or scholarship to develop their PhD, could benefit from a 40 % discount on the Course Fee. If you want to ask for this discount, please contact the course coordinator. That would apply for a maximum of 2 places and they will be covered by strict inscription order.