Teaching Philosophy

My belief in the convergence of academic inquiry and professional practice forms the cornerstone of my pedagogical approach. The courses I teach emphasize a strong connection between knowledge acquired in the classroom and professional activities. Consequently, the following principles comprise the foundation of my teaching philosophy: participatory experience, experiential learning, the customization of assignments, making coursework count beyond the classroom, academia-field feedback, and increasing the visibility of the LIS profession on campus through student work.

My approach to teaching and relationshp with students are greatly inspired by the humanistic person-centered approach developed by Carl Rogers and the principles of learner-centered education.

In Spring 2013, I won the first Master of Information Student Council Outstaning Instructor Award at the Faculty of Information. Find the story here. Read the nominations here.

Browse the Regular Faculty of Information Courses I have taught and read a few student course evaluations

View the Independent Study Courses I supervised.

See the highlights of some teaching methods and projects I used.

Enjoy the published works of my students and other extra curricular projects.