Pedagogical training, while a must for school teachers, is not so for college and university faculty. What options are available for interested college faculty to enhance their teaching skills - Sushama Yermal discusses..
A personal take on how science faculty at The IIS University in Jaipur, balance teaching and research roles.
Of late there is a buzz around interdisciplinary science. Is this something new, or are we turning the clock backwards and trying to do science the way it was done until 19th century?
Besides the overflow of new information and poor teaching, the undue emphasis on molecular biology and concomitant undermining or simple ridicule of basic biology (including biodiversity) seems to be another important factor for the present mess. The absence of informed and inspiring teachers, highly compartmentalized and fragmented course contents is compounded by an utter lack of any meaningful laboratory work in the "classical" as well as "modern" teaching programs.