Being a student is a time that I will always remember. Each class was filled with wonder as I discovered new ways to see the world and self-confidence as I realized the power of one individual to create a better world. Mixed with these positive emotions was apprehension and anxiety as new frameworks often challenged my own perspective and as I struggled to understand concepts.
It is this lived experience from my time as a student that guides my teaching philosophy today. I strive to unleash my students’ imagination to design a better world while empathizing with their challenges of being at university. Placing myself in the shoes of my students has enabled me to design a teaching philosophy for fashion studies that is guided by four principles.