|Dates:||29 January 2014|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Life Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Professor Tim Birkhead|
This seminar is part of the Special seminar series.
Teaching is commonly regarded as 'filling buckets' - filling students' heads with 'stuff'. I will discuss my approach to teaching where the emphasis is more on inspiring them and encouraging them to develop a genuine interest in a topic - hence 'lighting fires'. I will focus on students' expectations, created from ten years of school, and how they differ from our expectations.
To discover more about Tim’s views on education, you can check his personal page.
He also recently wrote articles on ornithology for the New Scientist and a book.
'Bird Sense' Independent and Guardian's natural history book of 2012: http://bird-sense.com.
'Ornithology since Darwin': http://post.queensu.ca/~mont/TTB/
For further information about this event, contact:
Maggy Fostier, Email: email@example.com
Professor Tim Birkhead
Organisation: University of Sheffield
Travel and Contact Information
Michael Smith Lecture Theatre
Michael Smith Building