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Dr Steve Fossey presents Undergraduates as Researchers: A View from the Observatory on 19 June

3 June 2014

Also known as: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Thermonuclear Stella Bomb which Exploded my Course Planning

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The discovery of a supernova by UCL undergraduates in January didn’t just cause a storm inside the university – it also attracted the attention of the national media.

Now, Dr Steve Fossey, who was delivering a telescope workshop when the discovery was made, is set to share his thoughts on research-based education at a UCL Arena Exchange seminar.

“Undergraduates have a clear appetite to be involved in research-based learning from an early stage in their studies,” he said.

“The challenge is how to engage students in research in a way that genuinely gives them the opportunity to participate and to share ownership of the research process, the results and dissemination of the outcomes.”

At UCL's Observatory, teaching staff have sought to draw on students' natural enthusiasm for research through research-based learning, both planned and, in the case of the study of a new supernova, wholly unscheduled.

In this session, Dr Fossey will reflect on these experiences to kick off discussion about opportunities for inspiring students with open-ended research-based teaching.

His presentation will consider how to:

  • cross the teaching-research boundary
  • define an accessible research question
  • position students as co-investigators
  • collaborate across year groups
  • deliver outcomes and assessment.

When?

Thursday 19 June, 4-5pm

Where?

UCL Arena Room, CALT, 1-19 Torrington Place WC1E 7HB

To book your place visit the Single Training Booking System

Further information

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