Preparing Animal Behaviour Lectures

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Shortened pdf of Keynote file. Seminar for NUS Librarians on 23 Apr 2008. I talked a lot more than the slide images indicate so am working on a page of links here: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dcd59tvc_44fjw6bccf

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Preparing Animal Behaviour Lectures

  1. 1. NUS Digital library, web2.0 and shareware contributions to Preparing Animal Behaviour lectures
  2. 2. Student Profile Cross-faculty (enrichment) 195 students No ‘A’ level biology 70% from Faculty of Arts 16% SDE
  3. 3. Course issues Appreciate animal behaviour Avoid anthropomorphisms Appreciate scientific approach Not “I feel” but “evidence suggests” Not biology undergraduates
  4. 4. Lecture profile LT 26, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm 2.10pm - Late start 3.00pm, 10 mins - Mid-session break 3.45pm - Prompt end Not 120 mins but 80 mins
  5. 5. No textbook Market - mainly geared to biology students. Library - a number of books they can reference.
  6. 6. No textbook Rapidly evolving field (e.g. lions and hyaenas) Journal-based approach has advantages I provide notes

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