I have a passion for teaching and an interest in the scholarship on teaching and learning (SoTL). My andragogy emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach and use of active learning tools/techniques to maximize student learning and engagement. I believe the role of a teacher is not as a unidirectional information transmitter, but rather a facilitator of learning and mentor who supports and enhances student's critical thinking and problem solving skills while inspiring them to take their knowledge and apply it beyond the classroom. In 2018, I obtained a Certificate in University Teaching from the Teaching Learning and Support Service at uOttawa.
ENV1101A - Global Environmental Challenges
Dept. of Geography
University of Ottawa
Period: September 5 - December 5, 2018
Level: First year, undergraduate
This course will introduce certain environmental concepts and theories framed around global environmental challenges and the societal responses to them. An emphasis will be placed on understanding and analyzing the complex interconnections between humans (including our activities and actions) and the environment, primarily through a social science perspective. Some of the major topics that will be covered include: sustainability, human population growth, climate change, energy production, food production (agriculture), pollution, and urbanization. These, and other topics, will be explored using case studies, both international and Canadian (where appropriate).
DVM4153A - International Development & Environmental Change
School of International Development and Global Studies
University of Ottawa
Period: January 8 - April 11, 2018
Level: Fourth year, undergraduate
The objective of the course is to understand and critically assess causes and consequences of environmental change in developing countries, drawing from policy and practice case studies. The goal of this course is to provide students with a foundation in a range of approaches and analytical tools suited to understanding and critiquing environment-development relations broadly, with a focus on environmental change. To achieve this, my teaching approach will emphasize interactivity by combining lecturing, group discussion, in-class videos, and class polling exercises.
RES1102 - Qualitative Research Methods
Faculty of Development Studies,
Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), Cambodia
Period: August - September 2016
Level: Master of Arts
I was a guest lecturer for four classes during which I covered formulating a research problem and designing case studies using interactive group exercises and student presentations.
Environment & Society
Sookmyung Women's University (Seoul, South Korea)
Period: July 3 - 21, 2017
Level: 1st - 3rd year, undergraduate
The goal of this course is to provide students with a foundation in a range of theoretical approaches and analytical tools suited to understanding and critiquing human-environment relations, with a focus on environmental awareness.
Critical reading and interactive discussion (e.g. via Socrative) will emphasize the literature in history of the environment, environment and society, sustainable development, commons theory, political ecology/economy, with opportunities to explore related literature such as environmental health, degrowth, resource governance, and human geography.