Teaching and research are the two cores of my professional life. Following the disciplinary tradition marking the teaching of the history of philosophy and science – yet, combining it with my personal approach – my classes are marked by an intertwining of inductive and deductive strategies. My teaching philosophy is grounded on the principles of active learning and the universal design for learning (UDL), prioritising a multiplicity of means by which students can engage, express, and assess themselves and the epistemic contents encountered in our journey. As a reflective practitioner, I constantly review and update my teaching approach by experimenting new techniques and assessing my the result of my teach.

The following is a list of the courses, seminars, and reading groups I have taught in the past years. If you want to know more about my teaching philosophy, adherence of UDL principles, application of active learning techniques, and my overall approach to teaching, I will be happy to share my experience with you via email.

SUMMER SCHOOLS

Structuring Nature. An Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Summer School

Co-organiser, Summer School.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and MPIWG Berlin, 15 July to 3 August 2019. Organisers: Nicholas Aubin, Vincenzo Carlotta, Mattia Cipriani, Katja Krause, and Nicola Polloni.

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COURSES AND READING GROUPS

Common Seminar: Research as a Career

Teaching assistant, MA and PhD course.

KU Leuven, Institute of Philosophy (B-KUL-W0R00A). First semester 2020-2021. Course convenors: Karin de Boer and Russell Friedman.


Ancient and Medieval Visions of Light and Colour

Co-lecturer, MA course.

Technologische Universität Berlin, Institute of the History of Science, Winter semester 2019. Course lectured by Katja Krause and Nicola Polloni

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Scattered Matter: Atoms and Reality According to Nicholas of Autrecourt

Reader, reading group (level: MA and PhD).

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Philosophie, Winter semester 2019.


Mobilising Knowledge in Translation

Co-lecturer, MA course, 2019.

Technologische Universität Berlin, Institute of the History of Science, Summer semester 2019. Course lectured by Maria Avxentevskaya, Robert Middeke-Conlin, Nicola Polloni, Shixiang Jin.


Structures of Materiality: Roger Bacon and the Conundrum of Prime Matter

Reader, reading group (level: MA and PhD).

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Philosophie, Summer semester 2019.


Reshaping the Tradition: Narratives of Matter in Calcidius and Ibn Gabirol

Reader, reading group (level: MA and PhD).

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Philosophie, Winter Semester 2019/19


The Liberal Arts

Co-convenor, Level 4 (MA) module, 2018.

Durham University, Department of History. Convenors: G. Gasper and N. Polloni. Responsibilities included module design, teaching preparation, leading seminars, guiding and mentoring student projects and essays, and evaluation.


History of Sciences

Teaching assistant, MA module, 2016.

Università di Pavia. Responsibilities included lecture and seminar teaching, guiding and mentoring students, and evaluation. Course convenor: Chiara Crisciani.


History of Medieval Philosophy

Teaching assistant, BA module, 2013-2015.

Università di Pavia. Responsibilities included lecture and seminar teaching, guiding and mentoring students, and evaluation. Course convenor: Chiara Crisciani.

TEACHING AND RESEARCH SEMINARS

The Penetration of Arabic Philosophy into the Latin Philosophical Tradition

Lecturer, Research Seminar, 2017.

Marquette University, Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ International Working Group. Research Seminar Jan-April 2017.


The Mediterranean Sea as Space of Philosophical Dissemination

Lecturer, MA seminar, 2016.

Università di Pavia, Spring semester 2016. Responsibility for lecture and seminar teaching.


Neoplatonism and Aristotelianism in the Middle Ages

Lecturer, BA seminar, 2014.

Università di Pavia. Responsibility for lecture and seminar teaching.

ACADEMIC TEACHING PROGRAMMES

The World Machine

Lecturer, OxNet Initiative Course, 2019.

University of Sunderland. Schools Outreach and Access Programme for the OxNet Initiative, Durham University, University of Oxford, University of Sunderland. Responsibility for lecture and seminar teaching for 16-17 years old university applicants, as part of a national UK programme; preparation of teaching materials, delivery and assessment.


The Ordered Universe

Lecturer, OxNet Initiative Course, 2018.

University of Sunderland. Schools Outreach and Access Programme for the OxNet Initiative, Durham University, University of Oxford, University of Sunderland. Responsibility for lecture and seminar teaching for 16-17 years old university applicants, as part of a national UK programme; preparation of teaching materials, delivery and assessment.