Knowledge is like building a house, a strong and a firm foundation is essential because you will build other layers on top of the foundation. A weak foundation will not stand, this is at the core of my teaching philosophy. Students should therefore be able to relate abstract concepts/ mathematical formulae to what they already know in the real world before they can gain insight and better understanding of the concepts.
In the lecture room I try to create an intellectually stimulating atmosphere which will encourage curiosity. My teaching approach is inclusive. I prefer teaching environment where students can express themselves freely and learn through active engagement. With this in mind, I encourage dialogue in my lecture, in line with my constructivist learning theory believes.
I utilise a range of learning tools, resources and instructional strategies including Learnline Collaborate, White board, Power Point, Camptasia videos, online videos etc. For the online sessions, the six key principles of online teaching developed by Charles Darwin University is used. I expect students to adopt deep approach to learning by linking ideas, concepts, axioms, theories, and physical laws of nature to solve problems.