Food spoilage is covered in undergraduate biology courses with limited scope for practical experience. This article describes a simple module that not only helps students explore the topic experimentally but also develop a deeper understanding of various scientific concepts and gain experience in design thinking.
A mention of 'neuroscience' might stir up thoughts of cutting-edge brain scanning and imaging techniques and other complex, expensive and highly specialized procedures. However, such techniques might be inaccessible to undergraduate students and educators of basic sciences due to financial constraints or challenges of technical training. This article describes a simple, budget-friendly assay that can be used in such a setting.
The Centre for Women’s Studies, University of Hyderabad, and the Centre for Writing and Pedagogy, Krea University, brought together eight speakers to shed light on violent desires, exclusionary tendencies and transformative potentials in India’s education system. This report summarises their key arguments and offers ways to undo systemic discrimination against marginalised groups in India’s top education institutions, including science institutions.
This article by Asim Auti, IISER Pune, explores the concept of building a ‘community of practice’ for science educators and details how it could potentially transform the teaching and learning experience for educators and students alike.
Looking for interesting analogies to explain complex biological concepts to your undergraduate students? Rachana Acharya, an Assistant Professor at Ramniranjan Jhunjhunwala College, Mumbai, shares some of them in this article.