Joan P. Gipe
A Focus On Teaching

Professor Emerita, University of New Orleans
Lecturer, California State University, Sacramento

Teaching is an intellectual enterprise that demands constant study, problem-solving, and decision-making. For me, the most important goal of teaching is building relationships; relationships between intended outcomes and teaching practices and relationships among students and teacher. I am most concerned with facilitating my students' personal and professional development. I believe students learn best through a transactional, or social constructivist, model that encourages collaboration and conversation in a risk-free, supportive environment. I further believe students are motivated to learn when they experience choice, voice, and relevance. These beliefs are made explicit in the structure and activities I use in my courses and my teaching.

Please visit the various links to learn more about how my teaching philosophy is incorporated into my courses and my research.

Joan P. Gipe
Seraphia Leyda Teaching Fellow
University Research Professor


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