Education is a radically optimistic endeavor; education has the potential to serve as a transcendent power in the world by engendering equity and justice. Our professors are flexible, and expose educators to a myriad of issues that help them both discover and develop their own perspectives on pertinent topics. Our philosophy of teaching reflects our conviction that fostering a culture of critical thinking is the most efficient way to help students construct knowledge and develop critical thinking skills.
Our teaching philosophy is grounded in inquiry and mutual scholarship, in which all of our classes are transformed into societies of pedagogues and pupils. With our instruction, we develop standards of interaction so that class discussions and activities occur in an atmosphere of reciprocal trust and respect. In this atmosphere, individual academic influences are nurtured and acknowledged, and critical reflection and scholarly engagement become commonplace. Not only has this been our founder Dr. Matthew Lynch’s scholarly disposition throughout his career, but it reflects his personal conceptual framework; this empowerment-oriented model of instruction fosters academic excellence, collaboration, diversity and lifelong learning.
We consider ourselves to be insightful practitioners; therefore, we are personally and professionally obligated to excellence. We consistently reflect on our instructional practices and outcomes in each course, and we seek both regular and extemporaneous student feedback. This provides us with critical insight into educators’ perception about the course, including specific feedback on our instruction and reflection on their performance.
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