Teaching Experiences

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Philosophy

My fundamental belief that motivates my teaching pedagogy is that student is a full-functioning academic.  My course is designed around the spirit of collaborative efforts where students will teach each other and learn from each other.  As a teacher, my role is more of a facilitator where unique knowledge and experiences from each member of the class is meaningfully shared to the whole class, and that the class as a group can generate mutual knowledge shared by all members of the class.  This way, students self motivate themselves for their own learning, and the teacher will learn as much as the students.

Courses

All of my courses have been designed for students to think creatively and thoroughly about a subject matter.  All but the INTER-LS 210 was a designated service-learning course, developed around community-identified issues that need immediate solving.  Civic engagement has been the core principles guiding the service -learning courses where students collaboratively work with community partners on a project aimed to create social change.

  • INTER-LS 210 (Fall 2015) – Taking Initiative, the Letters and Sciences 2nd Year Career Course
  • ENV STUDIES 600 (Fall 2015) – Building Food Justice Local Capacity in South Madison – PI, supported by the Baldwin Grant (course 1 of 4)
  • ENV STUDIES 600 (Spring 2015) – Building Food Justice Local Capacity to Support the South Madison  Farmers’ Market
  • ENV STUDIES 600 (Spring 2014) – Community Organizing with the South Madison Farmers’ Market
  • ENV STUDIES 600 (Fall 2013) – Engaging Local Vendors in Dane County Area Farmers’ Markets to Improve the South Madison Farmers’ Market
  • ENV STUDIES 600 (Spring 2013) – Conducting Community Impact Assessment on the Monona 2012 Year of Water
  • ENV STUDIES 600 (Fall 2011) – Building Coalitions Among Community-Based Organizations to Promote the Monona 2012 Year of Water
  • ENV STUDIES 600 (Spring 2011) – Conducting Community-Based Needs Assessment on Local Enviornmetal Issues

About My Sustainability Movements