Abstract Detail



Education and Outreach

Nepal, Madhav [1].

What is working and what isn't while teaching high enrollment botany course to American students.

Author Nepal has been involved in teaching since 1990, and has taught students at different levels (school, college and then university). He has taught in Nepal (1990-2001) and in the United States (2002-current), with different educational systems. In addition to introductory biology, plant physiology and plant taxonomy courses, he has been teaching high enrollment General Botany course, where  students’ enrollment has recently more than doubled. He has been very dynamic to engage diverse but unique cohorts of students from a semester to the next. His pedagogical skills have grown over time and evolved in response to students’ needs, his teaching experience, professional growth and rapidly evolving instructional technologies. His teaching styles have also been influenced by the approaches used by his colleagues, teachers and graduate advisors. He views teaching as a dynamic field and claims to be one of the first few adopters of new instructional technology. Adding international perspectives to his teaching has been supplementary. He has been successful teaching millennials, generation X, and generations Z equally. In this presentation, author Nepal plans to share his faculty accomplishments and impacts to his university communities and beyond.


1 - South Dakota State University, Biology And Microbiology, McFadden Biostress Laboratory, Brookings, SD, 57006, USA

Keywords:
Active Learning
Challenges
Rewards
Generation Y, X and Z
Instructional technology
Pedagogy progression
Teaching effectiveness
International perspectives.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper
Number:
Abstract ID:324
Candidate for Awards:None


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