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European Learning Laboratory for the Life Sciences

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FutureLearn: ‘Genomics for educators’

Overview

The FutureLearn course ‘Genomics for educators’ covers strategies and techniques for teaching genomics in and outside of the classroom to create enriching learning opportunities. ‘Genomics for educators’ is designed for teachers and educators working in schools, colleges, and with young people as well as for science outreach and science communication professionals. The self-paced online course is free of charge and will run live over three weeks, with a recommended time of 4 hours a week.

The course is organised by Wellcome Connecting Science in collaboration with EMBL and STEM Learning UK.

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:

  • Demonstrate and discuss genomics topics confidently in the classroom
  • Create and deliver engaging, hands-on learning experiences using open access genomics resources
  • Design schemes of work and lesson plans incorporating genomics
  • Explore mapping of genomics to the curriculum and pitch material for different age and ability levels
  • Discuss ethical implications of genomic technologies with students

For more details, please visit the course webpage.

Organiser

The training course is organised by Wellcome Connecting Science in collaboration with EMBL and STEM Learning UK. The course is offered on the digital education platform FutureLearn.

Learning formats & certificate

The course is designed as self-paced online learning experience. We recommend to spend 4 hours of study per week.

After registration, you will get unlimited access to the course, including any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes and tests to validate your learning. After completion, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Registration

To register, sign up to the course for free on the FutureLearn platform. You can join even once the course has started.

Date: 2 - 22 May 2022

Topic area:  Genome biology

Format: Virtual

Location: Online

Fee: Free

Contact: ELLS-Team

Organiser: Wellcome Connecting Science in collaboration with ELLS & STEM Learning UK

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