Teaching

 

Teaching Philosophy

Before joining the University of British Columbia (UBC), I was Teaching Assistant (TA) in a couple of graduate courses and Instructor in a series of professional post-graduate courses, mainly in the fields of civil and structural engineering. Notably, when TA, I was also asked to give in-class lectures focusing on specific design problems and fundamentals of engineering and applied science. Even though the teaching and learning approach was mostly conventional lecture‐based, students and colleagues enthusiastically appreciated my lectures, and I have consistently received positive feedback.

At UBC, with a clear idea in mind of strengthening my leadership as an educator and apply modern teaching techniques, I took part in the 1-year Teaching Development Program (TDP) for Education, Lecturing, Curriculum Development and Implementation at UBC. Through the TDP, I learned how to better place myself in class and build an inclusive-equity environment, facilitating the engagement with students and support them during and off class. My current teaching method is flipped classroom, inclusive of active and team-based learning while monitoring the learning objectives periodically with small assignments. 

 

Courses offered at UBC

Undergraduate

  • WOOD 282 – Wood Physics and Mechanics, Term 2, UBC Vancouver 

Course schedule for Winter 2020 – Details 

  • CIVL 439 – Design of Timber Structures, Term 2, UBC Vancouver

Course schedule for Winter 2020 – Details 

Graduate

  • CIVL 516 – Behaviour of Timber Structures, Term 2, UBC Vancouver

Course schedule for Winter 2020 – Details 

 

For course syllabuses above, please email at cristiano.loss@ubc.ca