I am taking part in a seminar-course given to graduate neuroscience students. The students come from various backgrounds; mainly - Computer science, physics and life science (biology).
In the current course format, each student chooses an interesting neurobiology subject and gives a short (1 hour) literature overview of it.
This format works well, but I feel the course does not fulfill its full potential.
I am trying to think of a new, better format for this course - suggestions would be warmly appreciated.
An example vision is of a medium sized project that could be divided into a few sub projects, each would be assigned to one or a small group of the students. Ideally :
- The project would have some impact on \ helpful to the science community.
- Each sub-project would allow its student to shine by using his unique background.
- The sum of all the mini-projects would be greater of its parts.
An example of such a project would be to create a new or expand an existing (wiki-like) open knowledge-base of a specific subject.
Your ideas would be greatly appreciated.