Outstanding teaching: Keiron McConnell

Tami Saj

The Kelly Outstanding Teaching Award, part of the Kelly Outstanding Teaching Awards suite of categories, recognizes a core or associate faculty member who is representative of outstanding teaching at Royal Roads. Leading up to the 2015 awards announcement in the fall, we will highlight nominees in a special profile on their teaching philosophy.

Keiron McConnell

“I believe through my practical experience, combined with my recent and current role as a student I am well positioned to teach students who are interested in working in the justice system. When I give the students case studies, I often have been present for or have experienced a similar experience in my own police career. With this I relate current situations to learners so they may apply theoretical perspectives to real situations.  In creating a successful classroom environment whether face to face delivery or through e-learning, I strive to have the students challenge their current perspectives, engage in critical analysis of their beliefs and respectfully engage others in critical debate about their own perspectives.”

Learn more about Keiron.

The Kelly Outstanding Teaching Award is open to all Royal Roads University faculty members who are actively engaged in teaching for-credit courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A call for nominations is sent out each spring to faculty, staff, and students. Learn more about the award and see past recipients.