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    Applications open for IBRO-ARC 10th Teaching Tools Workshop

    IBRO-ARC 10th Teaching Tools Workshop

    Entebbe, Uganda

    June  5 - 10, 2017

     

    Organizer: Prof. Sharon L. Juliano (USUHS, Bethesda MD)

    Aims and Scope of the Workshop:

    The intent of the Tenth Teaching Tools Workshop is to provide tools and a framework for teaching Neuroscience in African countries. We will present stand-alone basic neuroscience modules that can be integrated by teachers into a variety of curricula and into various teaching contexts. We will also cover the theory and practice of effective pedagogy in neuroscience, with the goal of enhancing students’ learning outcomes. The objective of the program is to develop teaching modules on several specific topics, with the hope that the program can continue to form the basis for future efforts on other subjects. The topics of this effort will focus on “Fundamentals of Neuroscience.” Themes to be covered include the basics of neurons and glia, receptors, the organization of sensory pathways and function, nerve conduction, action potentials, organization of higher centers mediating sensations, curriculum development, plus other related topics. Strategies for enhancing students’ comprehension and retention of these topics will be included. The Workshop will occur from June 5-10, 2017 in Entebbe, Uganda.

    Who should apply to this Workshop?

    This course is designed for young faculty who have been teaching an aspect of Neuroscience (such as Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology, Neuropharmacology) on the African continent for less than 5 years, although those with more experience will be considered. Applicants should be actively engaged in teaching a Neuroscience-related subject and will be required to present one of their lectures during the Workshop.

    What costs will be covered for selected applicants?

    Travel, Room and board

    Application deadline: March 12, 2017 (11:59 p.m. CET)

    Apply here

    For all enquiries, please contact Dr. Sharon L. Juliano at sharon.juliano@usuhs.edu

    Co-sponsors

    • The Grass Foundation
    • International Society of Neurochemistry