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MSE symposium Session 5: “MSE Education Practices and Curriculum Design”
Microbes and Social Equity Virtual Symposium 2022
Session 5: “MSE Education Practices and Curriculum Design”

Friday, July 22, 12:30 ~ 16:00 EST

Scope: Curriculum which blends disciplines is highly engaging, and can be used to teach complex concepts, and can help students combine their existing cultural and social identities with their growing researcher identity. However, creating an interdisciplinary curriculum can be challenging. This session frames educational conversations in MSE, and gives perspectives on creating courses that blend microbiome and social sciences for different levels of education.

Learning Objectives of Session: Attendees will 1) identify successes and barriers to entry for MSE curriculum at different education levels (K-12, UG, grad, general public), 2) Share ways in which we incorporate MSE in our curricula (i.e. assignments, class period, multi-day module, full course, etc.); 3) develop ideas for further curriculum design for their own courses.

Format of talks: Three 30-min lecture-style talks from education practitioners who have successfully built courses around MSE topics, including an outline of learning goals, approach to course, lessons learned/challenges, and more.

Format of breakout rooms: Each room creates a lesson plan outline, and each room has a designated topic area (e.g. human microbiome equity) to help audience members group by teaching discipline.

This is the last session in the symposium. Details on previous sessions can be found at: https://sueishaqlab.org/microbes-and-social-equity-working-group/mse-virtual-symposium-july-2022/(opens in a new tab)

Jul 22, 2022 12:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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