Teaching And Teaching : My Philosophy Of Teaching Philosophy

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Teaching is a vitally important responsibility, which is of benefit not only to students but also to the society at large. Over the course of several years of academic career I had the opportunity to teach students from high school to post graduate level in various universities in different countries. By interacting with students and faculties of diverse cultures and taste, I learned several lessons that helped me to improve my teaching as well. The concept of my teaching philosophy has been acquired from my own professional training and teaching experience, and from those that have influenced me. At present I am working as a lecturer at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), Texas and also working as an adjunct faculty at the Northwest Vista college. I have been teaching algebra-based college physics, calculus-based university physics, and conceptual physics here. Occasionally I teach other subjects such as nanotechnology, material science, spectroscopy, non-linear optics, and mathematical physics.

My exposure to different educational systems has helped me better understand what it means to learn physics. To be successful in learning physics one must be able to translate concepts that one studies in experiments, textbooks, and lectures to the real world. To encourage student learning my teaching philosophy is based on three main principles: generating enthusiasm for physics, recognizing the uniqueness and the special needs
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