My teaching philosophy emphasises the importance of student-led learning with a concentration on the prior knowledge and experiences students bring to the classroom. I prioritise student experience, educator presence and dynamic delivery, and feedback from students and colleagues affirms that my chosen teaching practice is highly effective.
“Your commitment to teaching excellence is a tribute to your professionalism. You are a leader in the Faculty for providing an outstanding student experience.” (University of Newcastle PVC Prof. John Fischetti)
“Dr. Ford is both highly professional and informally approachable; she makes an incredible effort to ensure that all students receive any and all of the information and assistance that they require. She certainly went out of her way in providing me with constructive criticism and acting as a ‘sounding board’ to help me work through some of the assessments in the course.” (University of Newcastle Student in S1 2020)
“Dr Ford made the course entertaining and fun, I enjoyed walking into class every week until lockdown and still enjoyed returning to the class via Zoom. She is able to connect with the students really well.” (University of Newcastle Student in S1 2020).