Pedagogy

Teaching is a central component of my identity as an academic. My teaching is strongly guided by my research interests, which in turn are informed and influenced by my teaching. I am strongly committed to research-enhanced learning. I have experience in teaching in both large and small group settings at undergraduate and postgraduate levels addressing themes exploring intersection of environment, society and development in social change processes, including: sustainable development and governance; environmental planning; sustainable consumption; global-local relations; critical social theory and practice; innovative research methods, particularly ethnographic methods.

 

Masters Teaching, MA Environment, Society & Development (~ 12 students)

Co-director of the MA ESD program (Sept 2017 – Present)

In my role as co-director and coordinator of the MA in Environment, Society and Development I have developed ample experience coordinating, leading, organising and delivering multiple modules as a part of a team. This role has been crucial for enabling me to gain greater experience into the various dimensions of coordinating and collaborating in a teaching environment at a postgraduate level. Relevant experience includes:

  • Coordinating and communicating across with staff leading MA modules and the MA director
  • Ensuring common themes are made and drawn out across all modules
  • Marketing the master’s program among final level BA students and internationally through network of colleagues and affiliations
  • Acting as the key interface and point of contact for MA students and student representatives
  • Coordinating two MA modules with multiple participating staff. Duties included timetabling and schedule module sessions, communicating with all teaching staff participating on the modules, organising a series of guest lectures, acting as interface between staff and students, setting up group projects and ensuring effective running and management of the modules.
  • Designing new masters program: I am currently leading in the development of a new cross-college masters in Development Practice program. In this process I am gaining significant experience in institutional leadership, negotiation, cross-college collaboration, program design, module design and marketing.

 

Postgraduate Teaching

I have experience teaching on pre-existing graduate modules as well as designing and delivering new courses.

TI702             Geography and Geo-graphing (2017/18, 2018/19)

TI703             Geopolitics and Security (2017/18)

TI704              Environmental Risk and Resilience (2017/18, 2018/19)

TI 706             Field Based Learning (2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19)

TI707             MA Dissertation (Academic supervisor to MA students researching themes relating to environment, society and development (2017/18, 2018/19)


Undergraduate Teaching:

TI3116           Geographies of Development (2018/19, 84 students enrolled)

T1150             Introducing Human Geographies (2017/18, 2018/19,  ~350 students enrolled)

TI366              Environmental Planning Research dissertation: Academic supervisor to undergraduate students      researching  themes relating environmental and cultural geography. Research themes include: sustainable consumption and production; rural sustainability, creative use of urban space (2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 – 17 research students)

TI 236              Environmental Planning, seminar tutor (2015-16, 2016-17, ~120 students enrolled)

TI 343              Geographies of Sustainable Consumption, seminar tutor (2013-14, ~140 students enrolled)

TI 335              Research Project Design and Development, lecturer (2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, ~ 200 students enrolled)

TI 212              Geography Theory and Practice, lecturer (2016/17, 2017/18,  2018/19, ~ 200 students enrolled)