BSc., Biology Program, UBC
MSc,. Botany Department - Plant Ecology, UBC
My role in the Biology Program has been to teach, primarily First-Year students, to pursue teaching and learning research interests, and to facilitate the training of graduate student Teaching Assistants. Using an evidence-based approach I have investigated best-practices in teaching that facilitate student transition to learning in university. Areas of research include:
- Investigation and measurement of student attitudes towards Science
- Development of active-learning teaching strategies and field experiences
- Measurement of conceptual learning (Q4B https://q4b.biology.ubc.ca/)
- The intersection of self-regulation and inquiry-based learning.
I have also contributed to the development of a series of Teaching Assistant training workshops (BioTAP https://blogs.ubc.ca/biotap/) and continue to participate in the workshops promoting best practices in teaching and learning.
Biol 111 – Introduction to Modern Biology
Biol 121 – Genetics, Evolution and Ecology
Biol 140 – Laboratory Investigation in Biology (Course Coordinator)
Biol 535 – Teaching & Learning in the Life Sciences