I believe learning is a collaborative process, about making mistakes, reflecting on them and growing mentally and emotionally, both personally and collectively. As an instructor, I try to create combination of formal lecture periods, and small discussion sections (PBL and TBL). During lecture periods, students are exposed to a stream of organized information that will teach them the basic knowledge of the subject. In the discussion, in either PBL or TBL, students work in small groups to explore subjects at a deeper level than presented during lectures. I appreciate the continual formative assessment of student learning, with emphasize on open-ended scenario-based exercises designed to stimulate student problem-solving and creativity. Moreover, peer evaluation and self-evaluation are crucial to the learning process.
My primary duty as a teacher is to give my students the best opportunity to learn. The best learning is achieved when a student is able to critically think and become problem solver.
Assistant Professor, MDI