Brief Statement of Teaching Philosophy:
My approach to teaching is driven by a conviction that a university social science education should contribute to the formation of young adults by training students to work in a disciplined but creative fashion, by developing students’ capacities for critical and analytic thinking, and by imparting a specialist knowledge of one or more fundamental domains of modern society. I believe that these goals are best achieved when instructors facilitate the application of critical thinking and scholarly research to the tasks of investigating, analyzing and understanding the on-the-ground realities of the world in which the students live.
I have previously taught the following university courses:
- “Issues in communication and cultural policy” (MA & PhD)
- “Canadian television” (3rd year)
- “Communication policy” (2nd year)
- “Media, Politics, Technology” (3rd year)
I am on course release during the winter 2012 term to focus on research but will be teaching department of communication courses to be determined in the Spring 2012 term and the Fall 2012 term. Contact me with questions or for further details.