As a university professor, I feel that my greatest responsibility and challenge in the classroom is to create the conditions that awaken student curiosity and motivation so that they take ownership of the material. In so doing, students tend to think more critically about important scientific questions, and develop the skills to evaluate — and ultimate create — their own evidence-based arguments to address complex issues in science and society.
Teaching and learning topics/strategies of interest:
- Cultural encounters
- Concept mapping
- Peer-to-peer discussion