Reflections on the teaching symposium at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2023

LACEY, Melissa M., JONES, Kirsty L., GOSTIĆ, Monika, EASTON, Victoria, EFTHIMIOU, Georgios, KELLY, Bridget G. and GRAHAM, Alison I. (2023). Reflections on the teaching symposium at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2023. Access Microbiology, 5 (9).

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The Microbiology Society Education and Outreach Network (EON) recently hosted the Teaching Symposium at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference, sponsored by Access Microbiology. The presence of the Symposium as an established parallel session within the wider Annual Conference reflects the importance of high-quality, contemporary microbiology education and outreach delivered in an enthusiastic and inclusive manner. At the 2023 Symposium, a variety of pedagogical research projects in higher education learning, teaching and assessment, as well as public engagement projects, were showcased through invited talks, offered talks, flash talks and posters. The event was attended by up to 70 delegates. Several themes were noted throughout the day: engaging with Gen Z (Generation Z, those born between 1996 and 2010), active learning, art in science and engaging with non-higher education (HE) audiences. Inclusivity was a key driver in the organization of the Symposium; the room was set up to encourage discussion and participants could ask questions using an online platform as well as speaking in the room. We now encourage all speakers to consider publishing their work as a peer-reviewed article for further dissemination and impact.

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Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2023 12:05
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 11:15

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