teaching

I am committed to encouraging student exploration, reflection and engagement through my teaching.

Exploration: Ideally students leaving my courses will be able to formulate stronger questions about their work and world/environment, have a broader sense of the possibilities for investigating or acting on those questions, and have gained new skills to carry out their investigations and actions.

Reflection: Additionally, I am committed to supporting students in incorporating their own experiences and knowledge into coursework, and promoting the co-creation of knowledge in the classroom. I also encourage students to establish personalized learning goals to reflect the diversity of styles of learning, past experiences, and career and academic goals in any classroom.

Engagement: Finally, I am committed to the opportunities that flow out of opening the academy to the community, and believe that the best way to learn is usually to do. As such service and experiential learning are an important part of my teaching philosophy.

Courses:
Undergraduate
LDA141 — Community Participation, Design and Planning
Winter 2016 syllabus
Winter 2015 syllabus
LDA171 — Urban Design & Planning Studio

Graduate
LDA202 — Methods in Design & Landscape Research: Community Participation
Winter 2016 syllabus
Spring 2014 syllabus

Graduate Student Supervision

I generally work with students in the Community Development or Geography Graduate Groups.

I will not be taking new PhD students for the 2018/2019 academic year, but I am happy to supervise new MS students, and serve as member on PhD committees where the projects focus on immigration, social planning, environmental justice, political geography, health geography, or digital geohumanities.

Both graduate groups have an open admission policy, so it is unnecessary to contact me before submitting an application. Instead, please contact Carrie Armstrong-Ruport  Program Coordinator for both graduate groups, who can give you information about the admissions process and funding opportunities, put you in touch with current students, and help coordinate visits.

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