I feel passionate about EDUCATION and I do my best to support students to the best of my ability. Today, technology can certainly help but I am a great believer of having face to face interaction with students in and outside the classroom. I also strongly believe the concept of ‘self directed learning’ and facilitate the individuals to get the best out of their educational experience.
My teaching activities are mainly related to my professional background and I have been delivering the ‘Airworthiness & Maintenance’, ‘System Reliability & Safety’, ‘Business Aviation Operations’ modules in undergraduate programmes since I joined the University. I have also been delivering the ‘Airworthiness & Maintenance’ module in our Aviation Management MSc programmes since 2009. Individuals attending our three Aviation Management MSc programmes are all experienced professionals working in the industry and I have been fortunate enough to deliver lectures to professionals ranging from airline COO’s to line engineers, commercial airline pilots and air traffic controllers. Additionally I have been delivering lectures in ‘Transport Energy & Emissions’, and ‘Introduction to Emissions Trading’ modules in other postgraduate programmes. In addition to teaching, I have been supervising both undergraduate and MSc students (industry professionals) to complete their projects and writing dissertations. In addition to higher education, I also delivered short term professional courses on Safety Management Systems, Human Factors and Safety/Quality Auditing.
All my presentations and the resources I offer to City students on Moodle can be found here, on this site as well. (Please see the links for individual modules on ‘EDUCATION’ menu above.)
If you would like to share any relevant material (whether your own papers/presentations or other links available in the public domain), please do let me know so that I can add them here to share the knowledge. (Of course, by giving you credit)
Nowadays, the Internet provides the opportunity to access enormous amount of resources; however I always encourage my students to critically evaluate the information / data they review because finding resources (reports or presentations), which are truly objective, is nearly impossible. So some of the material I use in my lectures certainly do not reflect my views and more importantly should be reviewed with – what I call – healthy level of scepticism.
I am a great fan of ‘Critical Thinking’. Please take a look at the short video clip I produced to demonstrate my educational perspective. Alternatively, you can download my favourite Critical Thinking Articles.