My teaching philosophy
I really like teaching. It's a lot of work and I don't do it often, but designing & teaching a workshop or a seminar gives me a lot of joy. My teaching style is dynamic and interactive, but as an introvert myself, I don't care much for sometimes intrusive icebreakers. I practice yoga and my human rights teaching can be summarised by something that my yoga teacher always says: "This can feel a bit uncomfortable, but it definitely shouldn't hurt". So in my teaching space I prioritise people's sense of belonging and safety.
In the past I’ve taught debating and public speaking to secondary school students in Estonia & Norway and given seminars to future legal practitioners at Tartu University Law School.
Recently and currently I’m reserving my time for teaching human rights-based approaches to health care professionals. Taking human rights research apart, making it useful and relatable for midwives, doctors, youth counsellors has been a magical challenge and learning experience.
I’ve also just finished putting together a short training on how I teach human rights.
Wish to chat about teaching human rights? Send me an email.
Lecturer, Estonian Arts Academy, course "Human Rights and Design: An Introduction", September-November 2020, February-May 2021
Lecturer, Estonian Arts Academy, course "Self-leadership and teamwork", section on human rights-based thinking and design ethics. February-April 2020
Collaboration with the Estonian Sexual Health Association
Designing and teaching a workshop on human rights based approaches, SRHR and children's rights for health care professionals & youth counsellors, August 2020
Designing and teaching a workshop on human rights based approaches, SRHR and obstetric violence for health care professionals and policy makers together with Dr Rachelle Chadwick (Pretoria University) and Dr Hedda Lippus, October 2019
Video lecture on human rights & sexual, reproductive rights as part of an online course on sexual and reproductive health, August 2019
Writing a chapter on human rights & sexual, reproductive rights for a handbook, June 2019
Designing and teaching a workshop for sexuality education specialists “Human rights-based approaches to sexual violence”, March 2019
Designing and teaching a workshop for sexuality education specialists “Human Rights, Reproductive Rights, and Human Rights based approaches to Health”, October 2018
Estonian Midwives Association’s Autumn School, designing and teaching a workshop for midwives “Human Rights, Reproductive Rights, and Human Rights based approaches to Health”, September 2018
Estonian Sexual Health Association’s Summer School, designing and teaching a workshop for gynaecologists and youth counsellors “Human Rights, Reproductive Rights, and Human Rights based approaches to Health”, August 2016
Lecturer for Constitutional Law, Tartu University, 09\2013–06\2014
Teaching Assistant for Public International Law, Tartu University, 09-12\2011
Debating teacher and founder of the debate club, Oslo International School, 09\2010–05\2011
Coach for the Estonian National Team, World Schools Debating Championships, 07\2009–02\2010