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Tingting Zhu, PhD

Lecturer, Department of Geography, Geomatics, and Environment

University of Toronto - Mississauga

Email: tingting.zhu@utoronto.ca

“The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas; it’s to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel that they’re valued.” ̶ Ken Robinson

Inspired by Ken Robinson’s conception of creative leadership, I believe that teachers are responsible not only for awakening their students’ intellectual power but also for creating strong learners and innovative leaders. To reflect this, in my pedagogy I cultivate critical thinking in students by helping them achieve a holistic understanding that crosses disciplinary boundaries. As I teach, I seek to foster transdisciplinary critical thinking in students by pairing active and collaborative problem solving with effective feedback.