As a teacher, my goal is to give rise to a love of learning that may transcend the classroom. For this, I use active, discovery, and experiential learning combined with iterative and circular (i.e. from self, peer and teacher) reflection and feedback. I have found over the last decade that enabling students to locate and harness their personal interests and passions is the best way to produce lasting learning outcomes. Most recently, my subject Australian Environmental Philosophy was rated 5/5 “overall” in student evaluations over a four year period.
Below is an indicative sample of courses that I have developed—as course coordinator and lecturer—since I began lecturing in 2008:
Australian Environmental Philosophy
Environment and Story
Encountering War and Peace: Thirteen Films
Narratives of Gender and Power in International Relations