Teaching

Teaching interests

I am a respectful and knowledgeable teacher and facilitator. I am enthusiastic about sharing knowledge and helping others to learn. I challenge my students to have high expectations for themselves and their learning/experiences.

My main teaching interests are:

  • Comparative and international higher education
  • Policies and politics – focus on higher education
  • Theories and methods in education research
  • Central Asia
  • Survey courses introducing students to new topics

Student feedback on my teaching includes:

“Your presentation was great! So interesting… people were really impressed and also very inspired” (guest lecture, 2018)

“Emma was very present in the course, supporting the class very well.” (Teaching Assistant, 2017)

“[The Teaching Assistant] Emma was an amazing help. She supported [the course instuctor] in creating a very challenging process of learning. I’m specially thankful for her help and patience when talking about my final paper project.” (Teaching Assistant, 2016)

Teaching experience

Teaching Assistant • University of Toronto • Toronto, Canada • 2016-date

Introduction to International Development Studies, Centre for Critical Development Studies, Fall 2018

  • Undergraduate course, ~300 students
  • Responsibilities include: Preparing and conducting tutorials, grading essays/assignments, attending lectures, communicating with students/teaching team, developing online learning portal.

International Academic Relations, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Fall 2017

  • Graduate course (comparable to doctoral seminar), ~20 students
  • Responsibilities included: Attending classes, teaching one class, facilitating student discussions, grading essays, communicating with students/course instructor, managing online learning portal.

Comparative Education: Theory & Methodology, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Fall 2016

  • Graduate course, ~25 students
  • Responsibilities included: Attending classes, presenting course materials, facilitating student discussions, grading essays, communicating with students/course instructor, managing online learning portal.

Invited lecturer/speaker/session leader • University of Toronto • Toronto, Canada • 2015-date

  • Guest lecturer/Session co-leader, Phenomenological Approaches to Comparative Education, graduate course, 2018
  • Guest lecturer, Systems of Higher Education in Central Asia, graduate course, 2018
  • Guest speaker, Policy Borrowing, graduate course, 2017; Interviewing, graduate course, 2017
  • Guest lecturer, Comparative Education & the Postmodern Challenge, graduate course, 2017 & 2018
  • Session leader, Data Analysis for Case Study Research, graduate course, 2016