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Prof Mike Speed

Reader in Evolutionary Biology School of Life Sciences

    Teaching and Learning

    Promoting independent learning in large-group teaching.

    Often via web-delivered self- study units, and the use of structured online discussion forums ("Wikis").

    I persue a general philosophy that graduate-level skills are developed best in an environment in which students have to take responsibility for all components of their studies.

    This often means replacing "traditional" lectures (which arguably promote passivity) with directed self-study and group problem solving tasks, in which there is planty of feedback in order that students have incentive to engage with their work.


    Modules for 2019-20

    Advanced Skills in Biological Sciences

    Module code: LIFE355

    Role: Teaching

    CHALLENGES IN GLOBAL HEALTH

    Module code: IEEL018

    Role: Module Co-ordinator

    EVOLUTION

    Module code: LIFE103

    Role: Teaching

    Essential Skills for the Life Sciences 2

    Module code: LIFE223

    Role: Teaching

    Evolutionary Biology

    Module code: LIFE213

    Role: Teaching

    INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH

    Module code: LIFE702

    Role: Teaching

    MRES RESEARCH PROJECT

    Module code: LIFE706

    Role: Teaching

    MSC RESEARCH PROJECT

    Module code: LIFE703

    Role: Teaching

    RESEARCH INTERNSHIP

    Module code: LIFE701

    Role: Teaching

    RESEARCH PROJECT

    Module code: LIFE700

    Role: Teaching

    Research Project

    Module code: LIFE363

    Role: Teaching