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Innovative Strategies for Teaching in the Plant Sciences

By: Cassandra L Quave(Editor)

312 pages, 25 colour photos, 21 b/w photos and b/w illustrations, tables


Hardback | Apr 2014 | #218610 | ISBN-13: 9781493904211
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Innovative Strategies for Teaching in the Plant Sciences focuses on innovative ways in which educators can enrich the plant science content being taught in universities and secondary schools. Drawing on contributions from scholars around the world, various methods of teaching plant science is demonstrated. Specifically, core concepts from ethnobotany can be used to foster the development of connections between students, their environment, and other cultures around the world.

Furthermore, Innovative Strategies for Teaching in the Plant Sciences presents different ways to incorporate local methods and technology into a hands-on approach to teaching and learning in the plant sciences. Written by leaders in the field, Innovative Strategies for Teaching in the Plant Sciences is a valuable resource for teachers and graduate students in the plant sciences.


Part I. Defining the Needs of Educators and Students
Chapter 1. Carrying Plant Knowledge Forward in the USA Patricia Harrison
Chapter 2. Lessons Learned in Development of an Interdisciplinary Science Curriculum Support Organization Will McClatchey and K.W. Bridges
Chapter 3. The Contribution of Ethnobiology to Teaching Plant Sciences: Student and Faculty Perspectives Sofia A. Vougioukalou, Keri Barfield, Ryan D. Huish, Laura Shiels, Sunshine L. Brosi, and Patricia Harrison
Chapter 4. From Learning to Teaching: Bridging Students' Experience and Teachers' Expectations Valentina Savo and Ursula M. Arndt

Part II. Introducing Fundamental Skills
Chapter 5. Research-Based Learning Gail E. Wagner
Chapter 6. Aligning Plant Identification Curricula to Disciplinary Standards Through the Framework of Student-Centered Learning Sunshine L. Brosi and Ryan D. Huish
Chapter 7. Cultivation of Local Botanical Knowledge or Knowledge of Nature Using Interdisciplinary, Innovative, and Mind/Brain-Based Techniques Karen C. Hall and April T. Sawey

Part III. Connecting Students to Plants
Chapter 8. "What's That Called?" Folk Taxonomy and Connecting Students to the Human-Nature Interface Nanci J. Ross
Chapter 9. Learning from the Land: Incorporating Indigenous Perspectives into the Plant Sciences Michael Benedict (Mohawk), Kelly Kindscher, and Raymond Pierotti
Chapter 10. Pedagogy and Botany of the Columbian Biological Exchange: The 1491 Meal John Richard Stepp
Chapter 11. Teaching Plant Science in School and Community Settings Lisa Carolina Gonzalez
Chapter 12. Using Community Resources for Ethnobotany Courses Al Keali'i Chock

Part IV. Teaching Through Field Experiences
Chapter 13. Learning in Paradise: The Role of Botanic Gardens in University Education Bradley C. Bennett
Chapter 14. Teaching Ethnobotany Through Field Research: A Case Study Integrating Conservation with Tibetan Traditional Ecological Knowledge Jan Salick
Chapter 15. Excursions in Teaching Plant Science Through the Local Ethnobotany of the Food-Medicine Continuum: Field Trips to Traditional Specialty Food Markets Cedric Barrett Baker and Gokhan Hacisalihoglu
Chapter 16. Ecosystem Excitement: Using Everyday Items, Projects, Field Trips, and Exotic Images to Connect Students to Plants Maria Fadiman

Part V. Integrating Technology
Chapter 17. Teaching Ethnobiology Online at a Canadian Distance Learning University Leslie Main Johnson and Janelle Marie Baker
Chapter 18. Linking Student Skill-Building with Public Outreach and Education Cassandra L. Quave

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Cassandra L. Quave, PhD, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology and Center for the Study of Human Health, Atlanta, GA, USA.

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