Bob Choquette

Senior Instructor I
Graduate Coordinator
Planning, Public Policy and Management
Phone: 541-346-3851
Office: 119A Hendricks Hall


Education

M.U.P., University of Oregon (1991)

Teacher Certification, Social Studies (middle and high school), University of Oregon (1984)

B.A. (history), University of Oregon (1982)

Summary of Interests

Project management, nonprofit management, leadership, strategic planning

Current Research Interests

Service learning, androgogy

Courses (with links to most recent syllabi)

PPPM 422/522   Grant Proposal Writing (F/W/Sp/Su)

PPPM 425/525   Project Management (W)

PPPM 426/526   Strategic Planning (Sp)

PPPM 494          Practice of Leadership and Change (F/W/Sp)

PPPM 623          Professional Development (F)

Teaching Philosophy

I subscribe to two models of learning that guide my classroom instruction. The first, constructivism (Duffy and Jonassen, 1992), believes that people construct their own understanding and knowledge of the world by experiencing things and reflecting on those experiences. New knowledge builds upon our previous ideas and experience. Ideally, learning happens in collaboration with others.

The second model, experiential learning (Kolb, 1984), supports students in applying the knowledge and conceptual understanding gained in the classroom to real-world problems or situations. Experience (including mistakes) provides the basis for the learning activities. Adults are most interested in learning that has immediate relevance and impact to their career or personal life, and their learning is problem-centered rather than content-oriented.