How I Teach

There are three core principles in my teaching philosophy…

1) Liberation Pedagogy

I help students to actively partner me to create and articulate knowledge in the classroom and eventually to effect change beyond. Educators do not possess a monopoly on knowledge within the classroom and every student possesses valuable knowledge and experience that they can contribute. This concept was written about by Paulo Freire (1968). 

2) Project-based learning

I challenge my students to tackle authentic challenges in projects that are designed to produce mastery of both content knowledge and development of soft skills such as critical thinking, communication and resilience in the face of challenges and setbacks. I believe that this active process produces deeper and more long-term growth.

3) Collaborative learning

I create the conditions for my students to work together and learn from one another. This enriches and broadens their learning experience and provides a platform to practise forming and articulating their opinions, as well as listening to those of others—essential social skills for their future careers.