•   The development of biosafety in the context of responsible research – John Clements (Committee member)

•   Biosecurity and research with dual use potential – Nancy Connell and Adel Mahmoud (Committee members)

13:30: Lunch

14:30: Plenary – The Bibliotheca Alexandrina and its role in supporting the life sciences and Education. A talk by Ismail Serageldin

15:30: Break

15:45: Overview of active learning educational models

•   How People Learn - Jay Labov (NRC staff)

•   Train the trainers [in-person] - Nicoletta Previsani (WHO)

•   Train the trainers [online] - Simon Whitby (University of Bradford)

18:00: Adjourn

Tuesday May 31: Biosecurity and Education: Pedagogy of the Education Institute

Open Data-Gathering Session

8:30-9:15: Breakfast

9:15: The experience of a case study - Alastair Hay (U Leeds)

10:30: Break

10:45: The educational and research context in Egypt/MENA: the lay of the land

•   Regulations, government oversight, curriculum development and approval, responsibilities in grants and in higher education. This discussion will begin with facts about Egypt, but if time permits would be expanded to higher education in other countries of the MENA region: Mohamed El-Faham (Committee member) and Alaa Ibrahim (American U Cairo)

•   Biomedical ethics/RCR: Eiman Aleem (U Alexandria)

•   Teaching life sciences research in Egypt: Mona Mostafa Mohamed (Cairo University)

The rest of this day will be devoted to engaging with active learning exercises guided by Jim Stith and Clarissa Dirks (Committee members) and Jay Labov. The group will be split into smaller groups that will be working both collectively and in these smaller groups on the following topics:

12:00: Lunch

12:30: Backward Design: what it is; the development of topics; how to develop and use assessment methods (summative assessments, formative assessment using measurable verbs: “What do I want my students to do in this class, what message do I want them to take home, and how do I assess the impact of the class)” - Clarissa Dirks

13:30: Modeling of Backward Design through a Physics case study - Jim Stith

15:00: break

15:15: Applying backward design in education on science with dual-use potential: identify the major topics in research with dual use potential amenable to this approach; identify the outcomes of the educational institute in relation to d-u research; discuss summative assessments - Jay Labov



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