Teaching Strides

MRU Faculty Daring Greatly

Season 1, Episode 3: Teaching Personally Challenging Material

Professor Ada Jaarsma

Ada Jaarsma is Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Humanities at Mount Royal University. A recipient of the MRU Distinguished Faculty Award, Dr. Jaarsma is increasingly interested in the connections between how we teach and what we teach. With the support of a Teaching & Learning Inquiry Grant from the Academic Development Centre at MRU, she developed a research project with two MRU students that explores these connections in the context of Philosophy.

Course on Philosophy and Race Epigenetics
available on Dr. Ada Jaarsma’s Academia Site

Relevant Publication
Jaarsma, A.S., Kinaschuk, K., & Xing, L., 2015
“Kierkegaard, Despair, and the Possibility of Education: Teaching Existentialism Existentially.”
(Research supported by an ADC Teaching & Learning Inquiry Grant)

Professor Ada Jaarsma’s Personal Website

Prof Ada Jaarsma – Genealogy exercise