This position is especially exciting for me as I am an architect and graduate from Oxford Brookes University with a Master’s degree in Urban Design. I also have the direct skills and experience to contribute to community of arts and architecture education.
My objective as a teacher is to motivate my students to develop their own learning interests and critical thinking—to establish a learner-centered environment in the classroom. In particular, teaching a wide range of courses—from first-year Basic Design to advanced composition and technical courses—during my graduate career at the Oxford Brookes has made me aware of the needs and interests of a culturally and ethnically diverse student body. As a result, I prepare lesson plans always considering the interconnection between the student’s own knowledge, culture and learning abilities, the subject matter discussed in class, and current debates on social issues. I choose content and activities that are both significant and challenging for the students so that they are stimulated to think “beyond” their comfort zone and feel involved in their own learning process