From ESL, Iron Age Coins and Greek and Roman History to Forensics and Local History, my teaching philosophy reflects my interests in collaborative and inquiry based learning.
Investigation is a central tenet of archaeology. So, instead of intimidating, full-frontal lecturing, or dictatorial seminars, I prefer student-centred inquiry based teaching that encourages learning by questioning what we see in the world around us.
I want students to see their class as a community. To this end, I enjoy using and developing on-line resources to foster research and student interest. My background in Web 2.0, gained during joint-work with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Leicester, has been of great help in developing my perception of the internet as a platform for information sharing, user-centred design and collaborative research.
Archaeology Instructor, Continuing Education, Elder College (November 2016, April-May 2017)
- Archaeological Explorations
- Introduction to Archaeology
Volunteer Programmer (February 2013 to August 2013)
- CSI Vancouver Day Camps
- ESL Tours
- Forensic Sciences School Tours
Volunteer Public Outreach Officer (May 2012 to November 2012)
- Late Iron Age and Roman Coin Workshop
TA, School of Archaeology and Ancient History (October 2008 – May 2011)
- History of Ancient Greece, First Year Module (AH 1010)
- Iron Age and Roman Archaeology, Second-Year Module (AH 2033)
- History of Ancient Rome, First-Year Module (AH1011)