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Workshop: 27 November
Online forum: 20 November -10 December


GutBugs@School is a course for teachers who would like to learn about the Liggins Institute’s Gut Bugs Trial and explore ways that this cutting edge research could be used to stimulate learning.

GutBugs@School is a professional learning and development course for teachers of Years 7 - 13 who are interested in developing learning programmes that explore the human microbiome and its impact on health and well being


Using the GutBug Trial documentary to stimulate learning. 

The course comprises a full-day workshop accompanied by an online discussion programme. 

This is science, BUT, this is not only for science teachers! 

GutBugs@School Workshop

Tuesday 27 November, 9am - 4pm
University of Auckland Epsom Campus

  • The workshop will examine the science behind the Gut Bugs Study, explore the narratives inside the documentary, and unpack pedagogies that enable learning via exploration of complex social issues. 
  • In the afternoon teachers will be divided into interest groups to map opportunities for learning against curriculum objectives. 
  • The final session of the workshop will identify resources that might support schools to develop programmes centred on exploration of an aspect of this context.
GutBugs@School online forum

November 20 - 26: Participant interest groups established (e.g. science, biology, media studies, integrated studies, health.......).

November 29 to December 5:  Online discussion within interest groups




Jacquie Bay, Wayne Cutfield, Justin O’Sullivan and Ally Bull


Liggins Institute


Owen Gilmore Lecture Theatre
Epsom Campus
University of Auckland

9:00am Tue 27 November, 2018 - 4:00pm Tue 27 November, 2018