My Teaching Philosophy
My teaching philosophy centres around embarking on a learning journey with my students, emphasizing lifelong learning (LLL) and collaborative learning. I've evolved my teaching methodology through experiences, training, and research over the past 6 years.
In engineering education, I believe factual and conceptual knowledge is crucial for practical applications. To bridge the gap between classroom learning and real-world engineering problems, I've adopted student-centred pedagogies.
Drawing from my own journey as a student, engineer, and teacher, I emphasize the importance of applying prior learning, asking the right questions, collaborating with stakeholders, and engaging in lifelong learning. I focus on the experiential learning theory (ELT) by Kolb, incorporating concrete experience, reflective observation, abstract conceptualization, and active experimentation.
To achieve these goals, I'm experimenting with inquiry-based learning (IBL) alongside ELT. This approach fosters critical thinking, creativity, and interpersonal skills, essential for vocational success, particularly for Generation Z students.
As a teacher, I encourage a dynamic and collaborative classroom environment, promoting peer learning (PL) to enhance student engagement and inclusivity. I strive to be a role model, making learning enjoyable through game-based learning and empowering students to make informed decisions for personal growth.