My teaching most closely follows the writings of Paulo Freire, a Brazilian educator who developed critical pedagogy:

 

Teachers are facilitators, not authority figures

Students are learners who already have real-life experiences

Knowledge is something that is negotiated, contextual, and claimed, not deposited in the head.

 

With this in mind I involve students in exercises that encourage independent, creative thought. As a teacher, my goal is to get the students to do rather than simply absorb. In my classes I also want students to think beyond the theoretical to real-life applications. How will they come to use this in the real world?

 

Courses Im teaching:

 

Fall

 

ERE 425 / 625: Ecosystem Restoration Design

 

 

Spring

 

ERE 275: Ecological Engineering

 

ERE 405 / 625: Sustainable Engineering

 

 

 

Assistant Professor of Ecological Engineering

Stewart Anthony waller diemont

Office:

421 Baker

State University of New York

College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Department of Environmental Resources Engineering

Syracuse, New York

USA

 

Mail:

402 Baker

1 Forestry Drive

Syracuse, NY 13210

USA

 

Phone: 1-315-470-4707

Fax: 1-315-470-6958

E-mail: sdiemont@esf.edu