Pedagogy of the Poinsettia: Teaching and Learning in VIU’s Horticulture Program

In this third episode of the Share Drive, I talk to Jessica Gemella from VIU’s Horticulture Program.  Jessica and I (along with Marilyn Funk and Sally Vinden) have been working on a curriculum enhancement project over the last two years, resulting in a number of changes to the Horticulture program.  I talk with Jessica about her reflections on some of these changes, paying particular attention to assessment, professionalism, team work, and something I’m calling Pedagogy of the Poinsettia.  We also talk a little bit about garden gnomes and something her students are calling proplifting. 

Music credit: “So Happy” by Scott Holmes (Free Music Archive)