Teaching computer programming skills to biologists

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This session will discuss an award-winning case study, which covers a combination of active learning, problem-based learning and student-centred approaches, for teaching a Computer Programming intensive module to a Biology background dominant student cohort. The presentation intends to discuss and debate among the audience how combining different pedagogical approaches and cross-disciplinary teaching practices can help in designing interdisciplinary modules more effectively, and also how the proposed approach from the case study can be deployed in their own teaching practice/settings. In general, this session will be relevant to anyone who is involved in teaching interdisciplinary courses; more specifically, to those from Life Sciences and/or Computer Sciences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching computer programming skills to biologists
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 6 Feb 2019
EventAdvanceHE STEM Teaching and Learning Conference 2019: Delivering Next Generation Higher Education in STEM - Millennium Point, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Jan 201931 Jan 2019


ConferenceAdvanceHE STEM Teaching and Learning Conference 2019
Abbreviated titleSTEM 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Internet address


  • Positive Pedagogy
  • Active Learning
  • Student Centred Learning
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Multi-disciplinary
  • Cross-disciplinary
  • Computer Programming
  • Inter-disciplinary
  • STEM


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