Teaching methods and science communication

Birgitta Malmfors

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU),
Dept of Animal Breeding and Genetics, P.O. Box 7023, S-750 07, Uppsala, Sweden

The purpose of this module is to highlight the roles and objectives of higher education, and to discuss aspects of teaching and learning. It provides examples of teaching and examination methods, as well as discussions on research supervision, science communication, evaluation of courses and curricula, and how to promote educational development. The module addresses university/college teachers and scientists teaching animal breeding in developing countries, but large parts of the contents are general and useful also for others teaching in higher education institutions. There are references and links [green] to various parts of the Training Resource, such as exercises, case studies, discussion questions, module texts and compendia, which may be useful in teaching animal breeding. There are also links [blue] to Web resources.


Module 5: Malmfors, B. 2006. Teaching methods and science communication In: Animal Genetics Training Resource, version 3, 2011. Ojango, J.M., Malmfors, B. and Okeyo, A.M. (Eds). International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya, and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden