Graduate Educational Developer (Graduate Student)

Office: EC3 2012B

Allison is a PhD candidate in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability. Her research focuses on the circularity and sustainability of waste management in small island states. Allison has enjoyed teaching and guest lecturing for 15+ courses within the Faculty of Environment. Allison has also completed the Fundamentals of University Teaching and is working on completing the Certificate of University Teaching (CUT) through the CTE. As part of the CUT program, Allison investigated the effectiveness of contemplative pedagogical techniques in alleviating dark emotions inevitable in environmental and sustainability education. She is a co-investigator on the project ‘Contemplative Pedagogy for Student Well-Being: Building a Community of Practice at the University of Waterloo’ through the CTE LITE grant program. Allison believes strongly that emotions play an important role in teaching and learning. She is curious about developing innovative teaching approaches to help students process challenging and difficult information related to sustainability and the environment.

As a Graduate Educational Developer with the CTE, Allison is looking forward to facilitating microteaching and workshop sessions as part of the Fundamentals of University Teaching program. She is passionate about interactive teaching and learning and looking forward to discussing pedagogical approaches with other graduate student at Waterloo.

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