Dr. Carpenter will be teaching DPOP 899 for the 2012-13 academic year. This year’s seminar will address a diverse array of topics including social media and health, scale development, and social support.
The goal of teaching is not merely to pass a body of knowledge from instructor to students but to encourage students to build upon that body of knowledge. I believe students should leave a course with an understanding of why the subject is important and the ability to confidently apply knowledge and skills learned during the course. As an instructor, I strive to create a dynamic class environment that emphasizes creativity and critical analysis of course material. It is my responsibility to provide students with relevant information in an actively engaging yet safe learning environment. It is the student’s responsibility to complete course readings and assignments, participate in class discussions, and grapple with concepts to understand how course material is applicable in his or her context. Students offer fresh and diverse perspectives on a subject that can enhance learning for other students as well as the instructor; thus, I consider group discussion a key learning method in my courses. It is my hope that the students I teach will eventually become contributors in the field in which I taught them.
Health behavior theory