Pedagogy

When we take an inquisitive approach to researching, reviewing, and reflecting upon our classroom strategies and pedagogies, we develop a growth mindset that enhances our teaching practice in new and novel ways. Shaping an academic course through this lens has benefited my teaching practice in three significant areas: imagination + experimentation + discovery.

  1. By approaching a course as a blank canvas for unhindered provocations of the imagination, I am pushed to think more daringly about curriculum design.
  2. By developing a pathway to analyze the impact of curriculum design on student learning, I am emboldened to experiment purposefully with innovative pedagogies.
  3. By disseminating insights from my foray with innovative pedagogies, I aim to illuminate how course experimentations can produce new discoveries and advance the frontier of education.

More fundamentally, by embracing a “beginner’s curiosity” toward understanding the metacognitive dimensions of my teaching practice, I am able to find a renewed enthusiasm for the classroom and a reinvigorated passion for my disciplinary field. And, ultimately, sharing this creative energy with my students engenders a two-way conversation to explore what teaching and learning signify for us, individually and collectively.

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I have taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of British Columbia. These courses are offered by the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) as part of a dynamic suite that introduces students to various perspectives and approaches toward understanding our urbanizing world.

To learn more about the courses that I have taught, please click on the poster images below.


PLAN 548Q Futures Planning

PLAN548Q_CoursePoster

Special thanks to the inaugural cohort of PLAN548Q (2020 Summer Term 1) for bravely enrolling in this experimental course (which, moreover, was designed and delivered for 100% web-oriented modality during the COVID-19 pandemic). I also wish to thank the inaugural cohort for their generosity in allowing me to publicly share our class ‘Digital Daily Log’ >> click here. It would be both humbling and rewarding if the insights from our experience have the potential to intrigue, inform, and inspire!


PLAN 509 Urbanism as a Global Way of Life


PLAN 425 Urban Planning Issues and Concepts


PLAN 211 City-Making: A Global Perspective

Course posters for PLAN 211 and PLAN 425 designed by former student Katie Robertson, supervised by Su-Jan Yeo (SCARP | 2018).