Teaching Biology: A scientific approach Event as iCalendar

(Biodiversity and Biosecurity, Biological Sciences, Seminars)

21 November 2017

1 - 2pm

Venue: MAC 1, Biology Building

Location: 5 Symonds Street, Auckland

Host: School of Biologcal Sciences

Cost: Free

Contact info: Amanda Harper

Contact email: a.harper@auckland.ac.nz

21 November Burke da Silva


Professor Karen Burke da Silva is recognised as one of Australia’s most influential science educators and is the 2016 Australian University Teacher of the Year. She has transformed the delivery of science curricula, creating an outstanding teaching environment for her students. She is an inspirational leader who engages and motivates others to implement effective new ways to teach science through re-conceptualising teaching delivery.

Professor Burke da Silva’s delivery focuses on personalising the experience for individual students and overcoming the challenges of engaging very large first-year cohorts of students. She has been instrumental in pioneering an integrated teaching environment that fosters and encourages interaction between teaching and research. This involves innovative, authentic, student-centred approaches that develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Professor Burke da Silva is actively involved in social media campaigns to raise awareness around conservation and environmental issues, building greater understanding of science in the public arena.