Teaching Social Science

Teaching Accreditation

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Lancaster University 2013-14
Completion of Module 1 (Developing Higher Education Practice) and Module 2 (Curriculum Design and Development)
Accredited: Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy

Associate Teacher Programme, Lancaster University 2008-9
Accredited: Associate of the British Higher Education Academy;
Certificate of Achievement in Learning and Teacher in Higher Education


Hui, A, 2014, Flipped classrooms: rethinking times and spaces of learning – This short paper was written for the second module of the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (Curriculum Design and Development) at Lancaster University. The paper presents a critical survey of the vast body of literature on ‘flipped classrooms’, arguing that despite the variety within this approach it provides an important call to reconsider how learning is organized both spatially and temporally. Though the majority of the paper is written in a familiar academic style, it ends with a few personal comments as the module was aimed at drawing connections between pedagogical literature and personal practice.

My teaching philosophy – This short statement of my teaching philosophy was first written in 2009 and has been updated a few times since.

As part of my undergraduate teaching, I have also developed handouts discussing issues related to rhetoric and critical thinking. While the documents below haven’t been updated in some time and are incomplete without the in-class discussions that accompanied them, I include them here because I have benefited from the circulation of teaching ideas and tidbits and seek to contribute to it when possible.
Essay writing tips
Critical reading notes

Courses Taught

Sociology 101, Block on Everyday Consumption, Lancaster University (5 weeks of lectures for 200+ students)

Media and Cultural Studies 101, Block on Consumption, Culture and Communication, Lancaster University (5 weeks of lectures for 200+ students)

Sociology 201: Skills for researching social life, Lancaster University (course convenor; three-hour workshops for 65+ students)

Sociology 919: Research projects in practice, Lancaster University (MA workshop where students do group research projects in 10 weeks)

Other Teaching Responsibilities

Course convenor, Sociology 201, Lancaster University, 2013-present

Professional development workshops, Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching and later Organisation and Educational Development, Lancaster University, 2009-11; 2014

Musical coaching and direction, 1997-2007