Two-Day Teachers’ Workshop in Biology

Date : 30 - 31 May 2018

Venue: Life Sciences Open Lab (Block S1A Level 4), Department of Biological Sciences, NUS

Biology is an ever-changing field where new discoveries can be made on a daily basis, improving our understanding of biological principles and shaping the direction of future investigations. Teaching biology to young students in a school with advanced biology development can thus be especially challenging and demanding as educators/teachers have to constantly keep up with the new discoveries and knowledge.

NUS Department of Biological Sciences is thus offering a 2-Day Teachers’ Workshop to biology/science teachers from schools in Singapore. This workshop aims to update knowledge and concepts of fundamental biology topics and to facilitate the introduction of contemporary topics and techniques in the classroom.  It is also designed to provide both new and experienced teachers with a dynamic setting where they can gain new insights into modern biology. The knowledge gained would be useful for developing and improving curriculum materials for science/biology classes.

The 2-Day Teachers’ Workshop will include lectures and related hands-on laboratory sessions, conducted by highly experienced professors, senior teaching staffs and technical staffs specializing in various fields of biology. The workshop content and structure will be as follow:

Day 1

8.30am -10.00am

Lecture 1: Teaching Biology to Millennials – Some Thoughts and Suggestions (Dr Seow Teck Keong)

10.30am -12.00pm

Lecture 2: Fundamentals of Plant Biology (Dr On Sun Lau)

1.00pm - 5.00pm

Laboratory Demo/Practical Session on Plant Biology

Day 2

8.30am -10.00am

Lecture 3: Genetics and Model Organisms (Dr Wu Jinlu)

10.30am -12.00pm

Lecture 4: Engaging Students' Learning of the Biology that We Cannot See with Our Eyes and Feel with Our Hands (Dr Lam Siew Hong)

1.00pm - 5.00pm

Laboratory Demo/Practical Session on Model Organisms


To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • Full-time biology/science teachers
  • Currently employed in a school in Singapore
  • Teaching biology and/or advanced placement science for Sec 3 – JC 2.

The workshop is limited to 20-30 participants and provides an excellent opportunity for teachers to:

  • Gain knowledge on the latest topics and new developments in biological sciences
  • Learn new laboratory exercises covering topics relevant to the biology curriculum.
  • Network with their colleagues from different schools and fields of biology.

Workshop Fee: $200/pax

Registration closing date: 29 March 2018

Complete and send REGISTRATION FORM to

Reena Devi (Ms)
Tel: 65162711