Innovative Strategies for Teaching in the Plant Sciences

  • Cassandra L. Quave

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Defining the Needs of Educators and Students

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Patricia Harrison
      Pages 3-20
    3. Sofia A. Vougioukalou, Keri Barfield, Ryan D. Huish, Laura Shiels, Sunshine L. Brosi, Patricia Harrison
      Pages 33-45
  3. Introducing Fundamental Skills

  4. Connecting Students to Plants

  5. Teaching Through Field Experiences

About this book


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, the volume 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.


Biology Botany Education Ethnobotany Plant sciences

Editors and affiliations

  • Cassandra L. Quave
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and Center for the Study of Human HealthEmory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-0421-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-0422-8
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