Exploring the potential of citizen science approaches for development of undergraduate research skills

A workshop to explore the potential of using citizen science approaches for teaching undergraduates.

Come along to this joint event between two of the British Ecological Society’s Special Interest Groups: Teaching and Learning, and Citizen Science. This one-day workshop will explore the potential of using citizen science approaches for the development of undergraduate research skills in Higher Education teaching. The workshop will provide a forum to share case study example projects and to explore the range of skills that can be developed. There will also be facilitated discussions to map the graduate skills described in each case study on a ladder of student participation.

The workshop will result in some collaboratively produced outputs which will include a skills map, a series of case study examples and a short guide that summarises the benefits, pitfalls and ‘top tips’ of using this teaching approach.

The event will include a keynote talk from Muki Haklay on the role of learning in community science and citizen science, and then there will be a series of shorter talks followed by a break-out discussion group. Lunch is included.

Registration

£20 for BES members

£30 for non-BES members

Registration is open until 5 October

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