Teaching Workshops at SFN

Since 2005, FUN members have proposed and organized Teaching Workshops at the annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting as part of the professional development workshop series. However, SfN has excluded the workshop that was planned for the 2021 annual meeting. That workshop, on "Reviving Neuroanatomy,'' was organized by Bill Grisham for the 2020 SfN annual meeting and then deferred to 2021 at SfN's request.

This will be the first year since 2005 that the SfN annual meeting does not include a professional development workshop on teaching neuroscience.  If you wish to express your disappointment in the exclusion of this workshop, one person at SfN to contact is Vlera Kojcini <vkojcini@sfn.org>.

The planned 2021 workshop's title and description were:

Teaching Neuroscience: Reviving Neuroanatomy

    Students often find neuroanatomy a daunting exercise of rote memorization in a dead language. This workshop is designed to enliven the teaching of neuroanatomy. We recast the topic by extending it to the cellular and molecular levels as well as animating it by learning to build a brain. We describe how to rejuvenate pedagogical practices delivered both online and in person. Lastly, a physiologist-turned-neuroanatomy-instructor offers a fresh approach through personal experience.


The full list of topics follows, in reverse chronological order:

2021  Reviving Neuroanatomy
2019  Teaching Computation in Neuroscience
2018  Emotion and Learning
2017  Evidence-Based Approaches to Teaching Neuroscience
2016  Teaching Neuroscience with Big Data
2015  Teaching Neuroscience to Non-Scientists
2014  Online Learning
2013  Are Printed Textbooks Obsolete?
2012  Connecting to the Humanities and Social Sciences
2011  A Preview of ERIN, Educational Resources in Neuroscience
2010  Undergraduate Curricula and Graduate Expectations
2009  Teaching Neuroscience with Case Studies
2008  Teaching Neuroscience for Long-Term Learning
2007  Teaching Neuroscience: Innovative Laboratories
2006  Resources for Teaching Neuroscience
2005  Teaching Neuroscience