Dr. Osinski considers teaching an integral and enjoyable part of his work as a scientist. He believe that students should be actively involved in the learning process. This approach involves developing research skills through field experiences and guided research projects as part of coursework. In particular, it is often easier to visualize complex geological problems by seeing the actual rocks themselves, whether it be under a microscope or in the field, than trying to understand often abstract ideas in a book or on a computer screen. Dr. Osinski also believes that enthusiasm for subject matter is as important as the subject matter itself in facilitating student learning. This enthusiasm in the classroom is contagious and itself promotes learning amongst students.