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If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
- George Bernard Shaw

Welcome to the Ontario Consortium of Undergraduate Biology Educators (oCUBE) site!

What is oCUBE?

 We are a community of practice: the Ontario Consortium of Undergraduate Biology Educators (oCUBE) - advancing the quality of undergraduate Biology education in Ontario universities. We began with a core group all involved in Undergraduate Biology education in Ontario universities, and interested in sharing and promoting best practises with others who are passionate about teaching.  

Email: ocubeorg@gmail.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/oCUBEorg




Announcements

  • Check here for reminders and updates on what's happening with oCUBE and its members!
  • February 2019 Journal Club The February Journal club will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm. We will discuss Hall, N. C., & Sverdlik, A. (2016). Encouraging Realistic Expectations in STEM Students: Paradoxical Effects of a Motivational Intervention. Frontiers in psychology, 7, 1109.Let Tanya (tanya.noel@uwindsor.ca) know your Skype handle is if she doesn't have it already.
    Posted Feb 11, 2019, 2:36 PM by oCUBE Org
  • January 2019 Journal club This month's meeting will be hosted by Jennifer Peter. We will be discussing  Wyse, S.A., and P.A.G. Soneral. 2018. "Is this class hard?" Defining and analyzing academic rigor from a learner's perspective. CBE-Life Sciences Education 17(4).  doi.org/10.1187/cbe.17-12-0278. Please choose which day and time would suit you best to attend journal club out of the choices offered in the following doodle poll: https://doodle.com/poll/apc86sfbymbc7eyf.Here are some guiding questions: 1. Do you teach/coordinate (etc.) a course that is known to be 'hard'? What characteristics do you assume give it this reputation? Are these characteristics consistent with what was presented in this article ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2019, 1:15 PM by oCUBE Org
  • April 2018 Journal Club April Journal Club will be hosted by Joe Boivin. We will be discussing a paper about active learning instruction in the classroom.  Article: Auerbach, A.J., Higgins, M., Brickman, P., and Andrews, T.C. 2018. Teacher Knowledge for Active-Learning Instruction: Expert-Novice Comparison Reveals Differences. CBE Life Sci. 17: 1-14. https://www.lifescied.org/doi/pdf/10.1187/cbe.17-07-0149 Please choose which day and time would suit you best to attend journal club out of the choices offered in the following doodle poll: https://doodle.com/poll/sdxav2u5ynzi5fgz
    Posted Feb 5, 2019, 1:15 PM by oCUBE Org
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