Outstanding teaching - Kenneth Christie

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Outstanding teaching - Kenneth Christie

The Kelly Outstanding Teaching Awards recognize core and associate faculty members who are representative of outstanding teaching at Royal Roads. Leading up to the 2017 awards announcement in September, we will highlight nominees (in alphabetical order) via a special profile on their teaching philosophy.

Kenneth Christie

“My teaching philosophy is student-centric which means I must bring the values of the Human Security and Peacebuilding program into the classroom and in all my interactions with students, whether they are undergraduate, masters or doctoral students (of which I have taught all three at Royal Roads). Professors must lead by example. So the experiential values I bring are empathy, a duty of care to the students, a breadth of knowledge as a scholar and practitioner and passion for their learning which in addition adds to my learning as an educator and scholar. I believe learning is about community and team work and they should encourage students to work with each other in teams, form collaborative projects and networking.”

Learn more about Ken.

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