Part IA: Materials Science (Cambridge, Fall 2023)
Tutorial #1 (week of 2023/10/16): slides
Tutorial #2 (week of 2023/10/23): slides
Tutorial #3 (week of 2023/10/30): slides
Tutorial #4 (week of 2023/11/06): slides
Tutorial #5 (week of 2023/11/13): slides
Tutorial #6 (week of 2023/11/20): slides
Tutorial #7 (week of 2023/11/27): slides
How classes are taught, these days, gives us the impression that the objective of education is to have students listen to the lectures, finish the home works, and pass the examinations. I believe that it should be much more than that. Particularly for the case of science education in the university context, when it comes to the multifaceted world of science education, curiosity-driven teaching and learning is important, as curiosity itself is the purest form of inner willingness to see more and connect dots of knowledge. From my pedagogical journey, I found that curiosity-driven teaching approach could engage more students to realize pro-active learning environment in the class. In addition, I think blurring the roles of teacher and students with the "Socratic" method of teaching will give immediate mutual feedback like a peer in a discussion. By combining peer learning with traditional lecturing, I expect to achieve a balance between instruction and independent inquiry, which will drive effective communication and collaboration inside and outside the class.
2022: My PhD seminar presentation entitled "Metal-Catalyzed Lateral Growth of Semiconductor Heterostructures for Silicon Photonics" received a perfect score (4.00/4.00) from my PhD committees (see the recording).
2020: Honored to received McGill's ELATE (Enhanching Learning and Teaching in Engineering) Graduate Award — in Teaching.
2020: My tutorial class on "Electronic Properties of Materials" received 81% score from the students (see the evaluation).