Vidya, an educator at Bhavan's Vivekanand College, Hyderabad presents a fresh perspective on what activities constitute "research". She advocates that not all research requires lab work, expensive reagents and high end instruments.
The concept of meiosis can be taught at multiple levels for a holistic understanding. Wright et al discuss three such levels, forming the vertices of the Johnstone's triangle.
Undergraduate research should strive to move beyond mundane cookbook experiments and adopt a pedagogy that fosters question-based learning and provides a glimpse to professional research.
First instalment in our new series aimed at sharing experiences of new teaching techniques our readers have tried in their classrooms.
The strict criteria that apply to doing science, can they be made part of learning science? How can science students be taught the process of critical assessment and feedback?