University of Cambridge will be running an workshop on "Evidence-Based Teaching: What We Know and How to Use It" where Greg Wilson (from Software and Data Carpentry) will be addressing questions such as:

  • What are the cognitive differences between novices, competent practitioners, and experts?
  • Do different people really have different learning styles?
  • Do flipped classrooms actually work better than regular lectures?

The workshop will explore recent research in these areas and more, and show participants how to apply the outcomes of this research in the classroom to improve teaching.

When: Wednesday 30 September 2015, 1.00 - 4.00 pm

Where: Biffen lecture theater, Department of Genetics, on the Downing site.

Greg Wilson has been studying an applying evidence-based teaching for many years. He is the co-founder and Executive Director of Software Carpentry [4], a crash course in computing skills for scientists and engineers. He has worked for 30 years in in both industry and academia, and is the author or editor of several books on computing (including the 2008 Jolt Award winner "Beautiful Code") and two for children. Greg received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh in 1993.

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For more information, please contact Gabriella Rustici ( or Laurent Gatto (

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 13:00 to 16:00
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom