Jacob has been teaching for over 20 years, currently teaching Organisational Behaviour, Cross-Cultural Management and Creative Problem-Solving in the Smurfit Graduate Business School. Combining evidence-based management approach with an interactive Socratic pedagogy, Jacob engages students through experiential exercises and play-like activities. Jacob held leadership roles both at UCD and in international organisations.
Plans for the UCD Innovation Academy Fellowship 2021:
I hope that the fellowship will allow me to build on my experiences with designing impactful experiential learning activities, using the uninterrupted space/time to dive deeper into developing and extending creative learning practices in a more systematic way and experimenting with new directions. I plan to use the time to enhance and further develop my pedagogical understanding of EL in academic environments and its relationships to neuro-cognitive learning principles, which would support me in creating evidence-based experiential activities and programs. I’m excited by opportunities to cross-pollinate with innovation academy colleagues, benefitting from rich interactions with like-minded, passionate and creative educators.