My teaching philosophy is student-centered and is expressed in four fundamental principles: passion, expectation, environment and active learning. I help students to maximize their potential and challenge them to excel while ensuring that those struggling in their learning abilities have the support and encouragement that they need to succeed as well. I make the context of the subject interesting and relevant to the students to arouse their curiosity and drive active participation in class discussion. I also set high expectations for my students and use more than one method of teaching to facilitate active learning. I create a positive learning environment that extends beyond the classroom to the external learning spaces during my office hours and a chance meeting in the hallway before or after lectures. The best way to help my students learn effectively is to find creative ways, for example, using personal experiences, stories, videos, and images, to get them to see the world by themselves. I provide my students with the tools to make their unique discoveries, and create an environment in which they could learn to use these tools efficiently and effectively.
At the University of St Thomas I teach courses on Intro to Justice and Peace Studies, Active Nonviolence, Public Policy Analysis and Advocacy, Global Social Policy, and Peace Engineering.