During the last 9 years I have taught in a wide range of planning, geography and architecture Schools at both undergraduate and master levels, in England, France and Switzerland. The quality of my teaching has been recognized by excellent student feedback and by the Head of School Award for Excellence in Teaching or Supporting Student Learning award in 2012. I am as well an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Students valorise my approachability and my enthusiasm. I am perceived as “very approachable and enthusiastic”, “very helpful”, with a “punchy delivery” and “excellent presentation skills”. Also the way I structure my lectures and present them is highly valued. Typically, my lectures are “very in-depth, helpful and engaging”, “very organised”. I am also perceived as “direct”, “interactive”, and as “promoting discussion”.
Teaching at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences & Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (University of Birmingham)
2009 – Present: Sustainable Cities (22035) (module leader), module offered in the MSc Urban and Regional Planning (circa 78 students, 20 credits, 2 assessments)
2009- Present: Supervision of MSc dissertation (07945) (circa 6 students)
2009- Present: Personal Tutor, 3 compulsory Personal Review Tutorials as well as informal mentoring and pastoral meetings along the year (circa 6 students)
2009 – 2015: The planner in contemporary society (22150) (module leader), module offered in the MSc Urban and Regional Planning (circa 60 students, 10 credits, 1 assessment)
2009 – 2010: Creative Cities and Cultural Planning (URS 03022), module offered in the MSc Urban and Regional Planning / MSc Urban Regeneration (in charge of two sessions on creative cities, circa 20 students)
2012 – 2014: Workshop on Essay writing (2h) (optional session offered to overseas students and practitioners - circa 40 students, no assessment)
2009- Present: Personal Tutor, 3 compulsory Personal Review Tutorials as well as informal mentoring and pastoral meetings along the year (circa 6 students per year, 18 UG students total)
2009 – 2013 & 2014 – 2015 Supervision of Y3 dissertations (GGM 301) (circa 8 students)
2014 – 2015 Tutorials (GGM 105): 1h every week in semester 1 and 2 - circa 6 students (2 assessments per semester)
2009 – 2012: Contemporary Urban Development and Planning (GGM 305), Y3 module running in semester 1 and 2 (involved in 3 sessions of 2h in semester 1, one site visit, and in the supervision of 4 projects in semester 2 involving three tutorials and two presentation sessions. + marking half of the Semester 1 assessments and the 4 Semester 2 projects I was supervising – 20 credits, circa 40 students)
2009 – 2011: Managing European cities and regions (URS 206) (module leader), Y2 module 20 credits, 10 sessions in class and a European fieldtrip, circa 40 students, 2 assessments)
2010 – 2012: Urban and Regional Economy (URS 201) (involved in delivering a 2h session, on urban regeneration and sustainable development – circa 80 students)
2009 – 2011: Planning Dissertation (GGM 309) (module leader), module offered Y3 involving 2 preparatory sessions, allocation of tutees to supervisors and overall management of the dissertation process along the year (circa 30 students)