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Learning and Teaching Award Winners 2006


National Awards

The Australian Learning & Teaching Council (ALTC) administers the Awards for Australian University Teaching on behalf of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Australian Government.

Award for Teaching Excellence 2006

Associate Professor Holger Maier, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
Described as 'an exemplary practitioner of student-centred teaching', Associate Professor Maier teaches in water resources and environmental engineering and is internationally renowned for his research into sustainable water resources and infrastructure management. Associate Professor Maier has been able to successfully integrate his research and professional knowledge into his teaching and has been a pioneer in developing a number of innovative approaches to teaching, including online role-play simulations and other active learning methods for developing technical and generic graduate attributes.

Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

Note: Links to the applications of all Citation winners have been provided on this page as examples of writing in this genre. They are available to University of Adelaide staff only and require a valid UoA login. The TAGC would like to thank the Citation winners for this contribution to the award application process.

Associate Professor Amanda LeCouteur, School of Psychology
For excellence in teaching and for institutional leadership in promoting student-centred learning in the discipline of Psychology.

Dr Ben Cazzolato, School of Mechanical Engineering
For the development of innovative and engaging approaches to teaching and assessing control theory in order to stimulate independent learning and critical thinking.

Dr Anna Chur-Hansen, School of Medicine
For outstanding contributions to research and literature related to the education of health professionals, which have benefited the learning experiences of students locally, nationally and internationally.

Dr Joy McEntee, School of Humanities
For modelling an "infectious enthusiasm" for learning and teaching as stimulating and emotionally rewarding experiences, inspiring both learners and teachers over a 10-year period.

Dr Mark Jaksa, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
For the creation of innovative teaching resources that reflect enthusiasm for and a command of the field and that lead to enhanced student understanding of the principles of geotechnical engineering.

Associate Professor Holger Maier, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
For sustained contributions to the development and promotion of online situational learning for the development of graduate attributes.

Associate Professor David Paton, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
For the provision of resources and curricula that result in experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students in the environmental sciences.

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University of Adelaide Awards

Stephen Cole the Elder Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Undergraduate Early Career Teaching

  • Dr Greg Metha, School of Physics and Chemistry

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Ms Lucy Potter, School of Humanities (English)
  • Dr Tracey Winning, School of Dentistry

Highly Commended

  • Associate Professor Maree O'Keefe, School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health (Paediatrics)
  • Ms Elizabeth Koch, Elder Conservatorium of Music
  • Dr Anthony Pohl, Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma
  • Dr Simon Pyke, School of Chemistry and Physics

Vice-Chancellor and President's Award for Excellence in Teaching

  • Awarded jointly to Dr Tracey Winning, School of Dentistry, & Ms Lucy Potter, School of Humanities (English)
    For their outstanding contributions to teaching and student outcomes in their disciplines.
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Faculty Awards

Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences

Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching

  • Dr Matthew Sorrell, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Dr David Walker, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Professor Hemanta Sarma, Australian School of Petroleum; Award for the first 5 years of the applicant's teaching career.

Executive Dean's Award

  • Dr Matthew Sorrell, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Faculty of Health Sciences

Executive Dean's Prize for Excellence in Teaching

  • Dr Tracey Winning, School of Dentistry
  • Dr Mounir Ghabriel, School of Medical Sciences
  • Associate Professor Maree O'Keefe, School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health
  • Dr Mohammad Afzal Mahmood, School of Population Health and Clinical Practice
  • Associate Professor Amanda LeCouteur, School of Psychology
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Industry & Professional Awards

  • Associate Professor Holger Maier, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

  • Dr Colin Kestell, Mechanical Engineering; Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) Award for Excellence in Curriculum Innovation.

 

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