Author Archives: JennyAKoenig

About JennyAKoenig

I am Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology at the University of Nottingham. My interests are: maths education for bioscientists, study skills for scientists with specific learning difficulties and pharmacology: bringing the science behind how medicines work (or don't!) to a wider audience. I have a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Cambridge and a BSc (Hons 1) from the University of Sydney. I have taught maths and pharmacology to science, medical and veterinary students at University and biology, chemistry, physics and maths at a large comprehensive secondary school.

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In the move from f2f to online there is an ever-present danger that traditional f2f approaches just get translated in their entirety into an online format – so a lecture just becomes a recorded lecture. That is not good. For … Continue reading

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It’s not just about the tech

Now that we are past the initial rush of getting teaching online and carrying on in the short term, it is time to pause, even if it doesn’t seem like there is time. There have been a few blogs that … Continue reading

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Teaching maths in a science classroom

“Why are we doing a maths lesson in science block?” It was a pretty good question actually for the first lesson of the new school year. The simple answer is that I mostly teach science and have two maths classes. … Continue reading

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First impressions of a scientist teaching maths

Well I survived my first week teaching science and maths at secondary! Having trained in science teaching, taking a year 8 maths class has proven to be a fairly steep learning curve. In science there is so much more opportunity for … Continue reading

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