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RE: IUCr Teaching topics and plenary speaker for IUCr XXI?

Given the efforts the US Committee has made in this area over the last
year, I would like to offer that I or a member of the USNC/Cr education
subcommittee next year speak in this symposium. Moreover, as we seem to
have a huge problem with the training of macromolecular
crystallographers and educating non-crystallographers, I would like to
see a keynote speaker who can cover both sides of the fence as it were.
As our education policy document notes, while fundamentals may be
similar, goals are different. How about someone like Brian Matthews,
Bernie Santarsiero, Maria Carrondo, Paula Fitzgerald, George Sheldrick,
Eleanor Dodson, Alex McPherson.


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[mailto:teaching-commission-bounces@iucr.org] On Behalf Of Lachlan
Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2007 7:49 PM
To: teaching-commission@iucr.org
Subject: IUCr Teaching topics and plenary speaker for IUCr XXI?

Hi All,

For IUCr XXI in Japan, following is the list of tentative teaching
topics we
discussed in September 2006. 

Any changes/additions/modifications to this?  Suggested session chairs?

I guess we now have to suggest a plenary speaker on the topic of

My recommendation (if he has not retired by then), would be David Watkin
 to present on crystallography teaching to chemists.



- Teaching the imperfect; disordered structures

- Teaching physical/chemical properties

- web based crystallography teaching / the use of modern communications

  methods to teach crystallography

- Teaching crystallography to non-crystallographers

- Teaching macromolecular crystallography

- Teaching basic crystallography

- Teaching single crystal and powder diffraction

- Teaching modern concepts required for understanding incommensurate, 
       non-periodic and magnetic crystallography

- Pitfalls and successes in crystallographic short courses

- It didn't work out: failures in crystallographic teaching

- Of ancient time: comparing modern and traditional crystallographic


Lachlan M. D. Cranswick
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