For example, Daniel uses real-world examples and involves professionals in strategic ways in his teaching. These approaches help to motivate students and prepare them for their professional careers. This link between pedagogic philosophy and practice illustrates the maturity of Daniel’s pedagogic thinking.
Perhaps the most impressive contribution to the faculty teaching is Daniel’s involvement in ENG ME! Mentoring Programme. Since 2019, he has been the ENG ME! program leader, which involves responsibilities for the coordination, recruitment, planning, and leadership of the program (with the help of the ENG ME! team - 5 students and 4 staff). The ENG ME! peer-mentoring program has, for many years, helped first-year students (1200+) by offering tutoring and academic help sessions across engineering. Daniel has been instrumental in setting the strategic direction and ensuring the effective management of ENG ME!, and has therefore helped numerous students through their first year.
In 2023, ENG ME! Won the National Engineering New Zealand - ENVI Education Award - https://www.envis.nz/