R. Geeta is a retired professor from the Department of Botany, University of Delhi, Delhi. In this interview, she talks about her journey in academia and her opinions on pedagogical tools and teacher networks.
An entire kingdom of life forms seems to be hidden in plain sight. The stark ignorance about them does not bode well for the future of life on earth. Some educators and organisations are striving to bring these creatures into focus.
PK Burma, senior faculty at the Delhi University wanted to be a politician in his younger days. Here he shares stories on mentorship that moulded him into a plant geneticist with a love of teaching. He suggests that a forum for teacher networking is good as long as the discussions remain meaningful.
What if playing or trading cards had information of the natural world? Educators suggest that it could induce "tree-thinking" - the understanding of evolution using phylogenetic trees. This article discusses the use of playing cards as teaching tools to piece together key events in plant evolution.