Course: Actual issues of current biology

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Course title Actual issues of current biology
Course code KBI/SBA
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Ditrich Tomáš, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Information in biology 2. Methodology of the scientific work 3. Inquiry based science methodology 4. Resources of biological news 5. Credibility of biological resources 6. -10. Individual work - searching and evaluation of biological news 11. - 14. Presentation of biological news

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Demonstration, Skills training
Learning outcomes
1. Enhancing of orientation at problems of current biology by ability to search and find actual information from various topics of biology; checking and validating of these information; 2. Acquiring skills of science popularization and presentation
1. student will be able to find and follow actual information from various fields of current biology 2. student will be able to validate and verify the obtained information 3. student will be able to popularize and present the research news to the general public.
Prerequisites
none

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment

Finding and validating of actual information from all fields of biology; popularization and discussion of a selected issue.
Recommended literature
  • Časopisy popularizující vědu, např. Vesmír, Živa; odborné časopisy všech biologických oborů.
  • Internetové popularizační servery, např:New Scientist [online]. 2011. Dostupné z WWW: < http://www.newscientist.com>.
  • OSEL : Objective Source E-Learning [online]. 2011. Dostupné z WWW: < http://www.osel.cz>.
  • Science Daily : Your source for the latest research news [online]. 2011 [cit. 2011-11-15]. Dostupné z WWW: <http://www.sciencedaily.com/>.
  • ScienceWorld : Novinky ze světa vědy a techniky: technologie, neživá příroda, člověk, biologie [online]. 2011 [cit. 2011-11-15]. Dostupné z WWW: <http://scienceworld.cz/>.


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