Biology: Biology and Education, 2010-2011

INTRODUCTION MASTER STUDENTS MONDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2010 AT 9.00 IN THE SYLVIUS LABORATORY, 1ST FLOOR

This is a specialisation of the Biology Master.
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Johan Memelink, email: j.memelink@biology.leidenuniv.nl

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All theory is minimally on level 400. The choices for courses and research project will be made together with the coordinator of the program and need his/her approval. They may be elected from the MCB and EBC programmes.

Year 1: Biology programme
Year 2: Education programme

First Year: Biology

The Biology component consist of the following:
Biology research project of 36-40 EC (including 4 EC for the MSc thesis and 1 EC for the final colloquium)
Advanced theory (courses, lectures and a mandatory seminar) of 20-24 EC to be selected in correspondence with the research topic.

The research project will preferably be in one of the research groups of the Institute of Biology (IBL), Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) or National Herbarium of the Netherlands (NHN).

All theory is minimally at level 400.

The choices for courses and research project will be made together with the coordinator of the program and need his/her approval. For the courses you may choose from the MCB and EBC programmes (see links below and see timetable 2010-2011)
Programme Molecular and Cellular Biosciences 2010-2011
Programme Evolution Biodiversity and Conservation 2010-2011

Second Year: Education

The Education option of the MSc program Biology and Education is offered as a joint program of the faculty and the Leiden School of Education (ICLON) and consists of the following components:
Educational Theory: Level: 300, 5 EC
Supervision of Professional Development: Level: 400, 7 EC
Teaching Methodology: Level: 500, 10 EC
Specialisation: Level: 600, 8 EC
Teaching Practice: 30 EC

For further description and information about the programme see the following link: Website ICLON

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Description

The MSc program Biology and Education prepares students for a career in teaching Biology. The program includes a 60-EC Biology research program. Students with a MSc in Biology and Education are also admissible to a PhD program.

Qualifications for admission

Students from any university in the Netherlands with a BSc degree in Biology will be admitted to the program. For all other (international) candidates, the Board of Admissions will judge how equivalent their BSc degree is to the Dutch degree. Applicants with a major in Biology will certainly be strongly considered. It is strongly recommended that the BSc program has included the 10-EC-course ‘Learning, Presentation and Communication’, offered by the Leiden School of Education (ICLON), or an equivalent course. Applicants must provide proof of proficiency in Dutch.

Program

Biology (60 EC)
The research component of the Biology and Education specialisation consists of a biology research project of 36-40 EC (including 4 EC for a thesis and 1 EC for a colloquium) and 20-24 EC of advanced theory (courses, lectures and a mandatory seminar) to be selected in correspondence with the research topic. The research project is in one of the research groups of the Institute of Biology (IBL), Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) or National Herbarium of the Netherlands (NHN). All theory is minimally on level 400. The choices for courses and research project will be made together with the coordinator of the program and need his/her approval.

Education (60 EC)
The Education option of the MSc program Biology and Education is offered as a joint program of the faculty and the Leiden School of Education (ICLON) and consists of the following components:

Educational Theory: Level 300, 5 EC
Supervision of Professional Development: Level 400, 7 EC
Teaching Methodology: Level 500, 10 EC
Specialisation: Level 600, 8 EC
Teaching Practice: 30 EC

In their specialisation, student teachers develop their competences to substantially improve their practice (e.g., by developing and testing instruction on a specific topic). This program is adequate to obtain the so-called “eerste graads lesbevoegdheid” in biology needed for teaching at Dutch high schools.

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