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.