Michael Grünstäudl (Gruenstaeudl), PhD

Researcher at the Freie Universität Berlin

Archiv der Kategorie 'teaching'

Happy first class day 2018

 

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Teaching award 2017

Awarded annually to a lecturer in biology, chemistry and pharmacy I recently received the teaching award for biology at the FU Berlin for 2017. Many thanks to those students who recommended me. I appreciate your praise!  

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Teaching in spring

In the lab with teachers-to-be and high-school students One of the master-level courses I teach at the Freie Universität Berlin during spring semester, the NatLab Evolution, is geared towards a comprehensive teaching education for upcoming high-school teachers. During this course, we invite high-school students from across Berlin to spend a day in the lab and […]

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Teaching the teachers II

Teaching the teachers II Like last year, I held training labs for current high school teachers as part of the NatLab initiative. It was a wonderful experience and great to find out what today’s high school teachers wish to communicate to their students.                    

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Teaching freshmen

Currently, I am teaching a class on botany and global biodiversity to freshman-level students. Although the total number of students signed up for my course is large, and thus I have to guide dozens of students through the course materials every day, I love academic teaching and I hope that the students enjoy the course […]

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Using rPython to call Python in R

A simple example. Calling Python from within R via the R-package rPython is fairly easy. However, very little documentation exists on this package, and some of the commands may appear quirky at first. Also, don’t confuse rPython with RPython (see capitals)! The paucity of written documentation on this package seems to scare away many biologists, […]

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Teaching plant morphology

Training the next generation of botanists Currently, I am teaching a lab course on plant morphology and biodiversity. From the feedback I receive, the students really enjoy this course. This is, among other factors, what attracts me to academia. P.S. A thank you to the students who joined me at the end of the lab […]

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Collecting plants for my lab course

Selecting what my be pedagogically valuable Currently, I am teaching a lab course on plant morphology and biodiversity. In order for my students to work on live plant material, I have spent a lot of time in the greenhouses of the Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem to select appropriate study objects. Here are some […]

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Teaching about the Verts and the Peas

 „On the Birds and the Bees“ for botanists Currently, I am teaching a class on the biodiversity and evolution of flowering plants, particularly from a phylogenetic perspective. I love academic teaching, and I hope my students enjoy the course as much as I do.

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