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    SONA Conference in Rabat is the venue for the Sixth Teaching Tools Workshop

    The intent of the Sixth Teaching Tools School and 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, plus other related topics. Strategies for enhancing students’ comprehension and retention of these topics will be included.

     This course is designed for young faculty members who have been teaching an aspect of Neuroscience (such as Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology, Neuropharmacology) on the African continent for fewer 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.

     All students will be asked to present a 20 minute lecture on a Neuroscience topic that they are teaching or would like to teach. This is part of the teaching program of the school. The presentation must be given as a power point presentation and should be ready before the student comes to the school.

     If there are any questions about the Workshop, please contact Dr. Sharon Juliano (sharon.juliano@usuhs.edu).

    The application form must be fully completed in order to be considered for admission.

    Apply on-line. Deadline for applications: April 15, 2013

     

    Funding provided by the Africa Regional Committee, the Society for Neuroscience and the Grass Foundation.