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Learning and Teaching Award Winners 2011


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.

Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

The University of Adelaide this year received four Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. Each Citation winner received $10,000 and their achievement was recognised at the ALTC national Citations and Awards ceremony, held at the Sydney Opera House on 16 August 2011.

Ms Kayoko Enomoto, Centre for Asian Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
For fostering independent learning through sharing power in learning with students from diverse backgrounds, using scaffolded curriculum innovations and Feedback-based Study Action Plans.

Synopsis: For over 18 years, Kayoko Enomoto has helped Japanese language students to recognize that the skills gained from learning a foreign language can be used as a tool for gaining 'new knowledge'. She has fostered self-regulated independent learning by implementing scaffolded curriculums that allow a gradual transfer of responsibility from teacher to student through staged successes, and thereby help to build student confidence and prepare them for life beyond university.

Associate Professor Mounir Ghabriel, Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences
For decades of supporting, encouraging and inspiring medical students to learn human anatomy using multiple novel and interactive approaches.

Synopsis: Mounir has made a significant contribution to medical students' learning of human anatomy, stimulating their interest by employing multiple interactive approaches using personally developed coloured diagrams, locally produced models, digital animations, and body painting. His contribution has been acknowledged by the award of the “Dean's prize for excellence in teaching” (2006), nomination for the University Excellence in Education Award (2009) and the award of the Richard Pellew Prize in 2009 and 2010.

Dr Craig Willis, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences
For successfully using peer review and engineering verification techniques to build educational feedback into first year courses, enabling students to learn with confidence and enthusiasm.

Synopsis: Teaching first year courses of up to 550 students, Craig has developed innovative ways of providing continuous formative feedback using interactive teaching techniques, peer instruction, and professional engineering processes. These interactive experiences enable first year students to make the transition from tentative teenagers to engaged, independent, critical thinkers.

Associate Professor Paul Sendziuk, Discipline of History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
For developing and evaluating innovative learning activities and assessment tasks that engage the curiosity of students and promote critical reflection and lifelong learning skills.

Synopsis:  Associate Professor Paul Sendziuk employs activities that require creativity and team-work so that students with different sets of skills have an opportunity to thrive and be challenged. Through his development of a novice tutor training program at the University of Adelaide, and in sharing his insights about effective teaching in published journal and conference papers, he has also sought to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in other classrooms.

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University of Adelaide Awards

Stephen Cole the Elder Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Award for teachers with five years or more experience

  • Associate Professor Mounir Ghabriel, School of Medical Sciences
  • Associate Professor Colin Kestell, School of Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr Ben McCann, School of Humanities

Award for early career teachers

  • Not awarded in 2011.

Award for team teaching

  • Not awarded in 2011.

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

  • Associate Professor Mounir Ghabriel, School of Medical Sciences

Award for Excellence in the Support of the Student Experience

  • Mr Allan Carrington, Centre for Learning and Professional Development

Award for Excellence in Higher Degree by Research Supervision

  • Dr Susan Hosking, School of Humanities
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Faculty Awards

Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences

Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching

  • Ms Bec Francis, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

The ECMS Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Early Career Teaching and Team Teaching)

  • Dr Craig Willis & Ms Bernadette Foley, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

Nomination for the Award for Excellence for Higher Degree by Research Supervision

  • Dr Bo Jin, School of Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Health Sciences

Executive Dean's Prizes for Excellence in Teaching

  • Dr Femke Buisman-Pijlman, School of Medical Sciences
  • Dr Rachel Gibson, School of Medical Sciences
  • Dr Ian Johnson, School of Medical Sciences
  • Mr Yun-Hom Yau, School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor Dino Pisaniello, School of Population Health and Clinical Practice
  • Dr Amy Perfors, School of Psychology

Nomination for the Award for Excellence for Higher Degree by Research Supervision

  • Dr Mark Bartold, School of Dentistry

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Executive Dean's Prize for Excellence in Teaching

  • Dr Benito Cao, School of History and Politics

Award for Excellence in Teaching (Individual Teacher)

  • Ms Akiko Tomita, School of Social Sciences

Nomination for the Award for Excellence for Higher Degree by Research Supervision

  • Dr Susan Hosking, School of Humanities

Faculty of the Professions

Executive Dean's Prize for Excellence in Teaching

  • Dr Paul Babie, Dr Peter Burdon, & Mr Paul Leadbeter, Adelaide Law School

Nomination for the Award for Excellence for Higher Degree by Research Supervision

  • Dr Margaret Secombe, School of Education

Faculty of Sciences

Executive Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching

  • Dr John Conran, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Executive Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching (Early Career)

  • Dr Andrew MacKinnon, School of Chemistry and Pyhsics

Nomination for the Award for Excellence for Higher Degree by Research Supervision

  • Dr Steven Hill, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
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Industry & Professional Awards

  • Professor Peter Devitt, Head of Professorial Surgery, Royal Adelaide Hospital; Australian Medical Students' Association (AMSA) National Teaching Award.

  • Dr Christopher Wong, School of Molecular and Biomedical Science, Faculty of Sciences; Australian Medical Students' Association (AMSA) National Student Award

 

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