The Pedagogy of Open Science: The ‘Open Turn’ and Research, Teaching, and Learning.

Date & Time

Monday May 2nd, 9:30-10:15am


UBC Point Grey – Irving Barber Learning Centre, Seminar Room (2.22)


The open science movement responds to an urgent need to rethink the production and dissemination of scientific research in contemporary society. Open science emphasizes engaging with open source software, open data, open access publishing, and open notebook methods in order to increase public participation in and the transparency, public understanding, and policy impact of scientific research. While the open science movement has the potential to change ways in which research is undertaken, it also has significant meaning for pedagogic strategies. The movement towards open science impacts not just research, but also teaching and learning strategies in geography and allied disciplines. Research modalities affect research-based teaching strategies and institutional action -particularly in contexts that promote student involvement in research as a core learning strategy. This session overviews and examines teaching in a time of disruption in higher education through an overview of open science issues and a case study of the application of open science principles for teaching in geography.


Loch Brown, Instructor, Faculty of Arts

Arthur Gill Green, Teaching and Learning Fellow, Faculty of Arts

Derek Turner, Teaching and Learning Fellow, Faculty of Arts

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