I have a Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) accreditation — the Profesional Development Framework Supporting Learning Award. This accreditation is mapped at Descriptor 1 (Associate Fellow) of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education. I am currently testing, and thinking about, novel ways of organising my courses and assessing students. I recently received a Commendation for the 2023 Innovation in Inclusive Curricula Prize from the Australasian Association of Philosophy, for my course on ethics and public policy
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NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
Philosophy of Race and Gender. 2023.A third-year undergraduate course exploring some of the central issues in the philosophy of race and gender. Topics include: social constructionism, social ontology, racial and sexual discrimination and injustice, intersectionality. Instructor of record.
Medical Ethics. 2023.A second-year undergraduate course exploring some of the central issues in biomedical ethics. Topics include: procreation, eugenics, abortion, surrogacy, euthanasia, disability, sexual inclusion, and mental health. Instructor of record.
Popular Culture and Philosophy. 2023.A second-year undergraduate course exploring the philosophical assumptions and issues that are latent in popular films, television shows, novels, and popular music, among others. Topics include: moral luck, exploitation, racism, gender, disability, cultures, protest, and resistance. Instructor of record.
Ethics of Memory. 2022.A fourth-year undergraduate course on the ethics of memory. Topics include: the duty to remember at both individual and collective levels, the value of the past, political commemoration, and the duty to forget. Instructor of record.
Ethics of Defensive Harming. 2022, 2023.A fourth-year undergraduate course on the ethics of defensive harming. Topics include: grounds of defensive harming, culpability, liability, complicity, innocent threats, proportionality, necessity, reasonable success, and imminence. Instructor of record.
Ethics and Public Policy. 2022, 2023.A fourth-year undergraduate course exploring a series of contentious public issues through a philosophical lens. Topics include: incentives, obscenity, lying, gerrymandering, work, privatisation, basic income, homelessness, migration, affirmative action, and commemoration. Instructor of record.
Political Philosophy. 2022, 2023.A second-year undergraduate introduction to political philosophy. Topics include: Social Contract, justification, authority, freedom, rights, equality, oppression, ideology, feminism, and disobedience. Instructor of record.
Ethics and Moral Reasoning. 2021.A first-year undergraduate introduction to moral philosophy, especially utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics. Applied topics include academic integrity, research ethics, intellectual property, environmental ethics, world poverty, corporate accountability, whistleblowing, and workplace discrimination. Role: Course coordinator.
Philosophy of Disability. 2021.An undergraduate course on the analytic philosophy of disability. Topics include the modelling and definition of disability, the distinction between disability and related concepts (such as handicap, impairment, disease and ill-health), the moral status of cognitively disabled people, how theories of justice address disability claims, and what constitutes adequate care. I tried a novel assessment method — “specifications grading” for this course; see more by clicking here. Instructor of record.
Disability. 2020.A continuing education course on disability, centring on the conceptions of disability and well-being underlying the claims of the disability rights movement and the justifications for disability-centred accommodations and policies. The course is part of the Hope House Scholars Program. Hope House is a residential drug and alcohol treatment facility for women. Instructor of record.
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Foundations in Philosophy and Public Policy. 2019.A graduate-level course in political philosophy and its relationship to public policy. It introduces theories about utility, rights, justice, equality and legitimacy, and focuses on applied questions such as immigration, socialism, postcolonial justice, ethics in public life, free speech and the morality of markets. Role: Seminar Leader.
Political Thought: Plato to Rousseau. 2018.An undergraduate course on the history of political philosophy. Primary focus on texts by: Plato, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, and Hume. Topics include: theories of political stability and civic virtue; the relationship between the personal and the political; utopian political thought; theories of natural law and justice. Role: Tutor.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
Injustice (Philosophical Study Skills). 2017.An undergraduate introduction to political philosophy. Topics include various forms of ethical and political injustice, and forms of rectification. Instructor of record. Click here for more information.
SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
The Moral Compass. 2014.An undergraduate introduction to ethics and political philosophy. Topics include consequentialism, utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics, the political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, John Rawls, and Robert Nozick. Role: Teaching Assistant.
Thinking Critically. 2014.An undergraduate introduction to critical thinking. Topics include basic propositional logic, and reasoning fallacies. Role: Teaching Assistant.
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
Philosophy of Law. 2011, 2014.A third-year undergraduate class on philosophy of law. Topics include the relation between law and morality, the nature of and justification for legal rules and authority, the distinction between social rule and normative theories. Role: Teaching Assistant.
Introduction to Philosophy. 2011-2013.An undergraduate introduction to philosophy. Topics include free will, utilitarianism, the nature of duties, animal rights, the problem of evil, the nature of mind and consciousness, bodily and psychological persistence, the extended mind, and the nature of knowledge. Role: Teaching Assistant.
Between 2012-2014, I taught philosophy at various secondary schools (students of ages 13-16) in Singapore.