Multilingual co-teaching is time consuming but might be worth the time…

I continue my learning experience on ‘Internationalization‘ and ‘Language policies‘ through the pedagogical course ‘YA2 International and Collaborative Environment‘ provided to the personnel of the University of Helsinki. Our group-assignment this week was to write a blog on a topic of our choice, but related to language diversity. At the University of Helsinki, the official … Continue reading Multilingual co-teaching is time consuming but might be worth the time…


Internationalization of the curriculum

This fall I am joining a pedagogical course on International and Collaborative Environment at the University of Helsinki ( The goal of the course is to give us a better understanding of the challenges of internationalization, and diversity in our institutions and our classrooms. We are gonna discuss diverse topics related to this theme through … Continue reading Internationalization of the curriculum


The (delightfully) macabre stories of host behavior manipulations by parasites

Are you truly the master of your own behaviors? This lecture presents some examples that may make you think twice! I presented this lecture to acquire the title of Docent in Biology from the Lund University, Sweden. The aim was for my peers to judge my teaching competences, and for me to convey a message … Continue reading The (delightfully) macabre stories of host behavior manipulations by parasites


Teaching Symbiosis in Yaoundé, Cameroon

I went to Cameroon to develop international relationships with potential local collaborators. I visited the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the Congo Basin Institute (CBI, affiliated to UCLA in USA), which are two well-implanted Institutes in the Yaoundé region. And I visited the University of Yaounde 1, department of animal biology, to give … Continue reading Teaching Symbiosis in Yaoundé, Cameroon


That is it! The ONL191 came to an end, and although I did miss the last week of the course due to busy field work in another country, I still think I did take as much as I could from the course. I registered to the course in the Fall 2018 with the idea in … Continue reading Reflecting


Online group-learning

My attitude in a group situation Group-work is always a challenge. The ONL course and the group-work it requires are no exception. But I like a good challenge, don’t you? I like the feeling of completing challenging tasks, this feeling of achievement after putting so much effort into the completion. But let’s get honest, I … Continue reading Online group-learning

PBL-group5 : What makes online group-work work?

Thank you all for participating in our Topic3 group-work by filling in the Mentimeter questionnaires. Please have a look at the results and our interpretations of them here: And do not hesitate to let us know what you think of the results by filling in the last column of our padlet! PBL-Group5! Check out […]