I try to build my teaching on excellent, innovative and relevant research, connect it to applicable practice and embed my class in this triangular engagement of theory, practice and students. Students learn through individual and collaborative inquiry of scholarly sources, tools, concepts and models, actively using them and critically reflect on their value in general and for their own pursuits specifically. I wish my teaching to professionally feed forward, to be customized given diverse talents and means of learning, foster experiential learning and collaborative activities and to encourage critical engagement both with the subject and oneself and ultimately to connect the various dots to have a meaningful teaching experience and sustainable learning outcome. My aim is to enhance the capacity for critical thinking and reflective practice – to connect competencies with responsibility, knowledge with self-awareness, passion with self-identified purpose.
I have lectured and spoken on topics around Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Organization Theory, Leadership, Strategy, Business Ethics and Education for example at the World Islamic Economic Forum, EGOS, AOM, BAM, University of Münster, World Muslim Leadership Forum, Istanbul University, Impact Initiatives for Change, Eurasia Consortium, the University of Osnabrück, Durham University Islamic Finance Summer School, IBA Karachi, LEAD Academy, University of Indonesia and Gadjah Mada University.
At Oxford, I was a Lecturer at Magdalen College and have previously worked as a Tutor in Strategy, a Teaching Assistant on various Executive Education Programmes such as the Scenarios, Management Acceleration and the Entrepreneurial University Leadership Programmes as well as the Developing Effective Managers MBA and the General Management undergraduate course. Other invited talks were at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Brasenose College, Somerville College Chapel, Green Templeton College, St. Benet’s Hall and for the Hult Prize. In 2013, I received an Oxford University Teaching Excellence Award. and in 2015 the Magdalen College Agpar Prize for Teaching. Since July 2015, I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.