Teaching

The complex problems that arise as society grapples with managing resources in times of rapid change, demand critical thinking and solution-oriented approaches. In my teaching I employ practices that connect concepts and theories with real world examples. I bring diverse work experiences from applied projects into case studies in the classroom and aim to challenge students to be engaged citizens and positively contribute to sustainable futures.

I structure my courses using problem-based learning approaches. I maximize student engagement through case studies, group projects and activities that link with the topic at hand. To the extent possible, I run classrooms like workshops interchanging short lectures with simulations that train students to realize common goals via team work and systems thinking.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

COURSES TAUGHT:

* denotes courses developed by me

Co-designing with stakeholders for sustainability*graduate course
Strategic thinking for sustainability*graduate course
Foundations in climate change and sustainability*graduate course
Social and sustainable responsibilityundergraduate course

Modules and co-teaching delivered in:

Environment and developmentgraduate course
Global environmental governancegraduate course
Ocean and coastal governancegraduate course
Sociology & tourismgraduate course

My training in pedagogy:

Foundations of EducationM.Ed course
University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2008
Exceptional Learners: Individual and Cultural CharacteristicsM.Ed course
University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2008
Native Ways of Knowing
Course by Dr. Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley
M.Ed course
University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2007.