JCU’s teaching excellence recognised

The quality of James Cook University’s teaching has again been recognised with the university winning prestigious national teaching and learning awards.

JCU has won four of the six possible Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

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The Deputy Vice Chancellor for the Division of Academic and Student Life Professor Sally Kift acknowledged the fantastic result. “Congratulations to all of our citation winners. These awards recognise the passion, commitment and excellence of our dedicated teaching staff.

“The citations also confirm the very high standard of teaching across the university, and reflect the innovative approaches we take to learning and teaching,” Professor Kift said.

The citations recognise excellence in teaching and outstanding contributions to student learning, and are overseen by the Federal Government’s Office for Teaching and Learning.

Dr Sue Devine for championing public health and health promotion in the tropics through leadership that inspires multi-disciplinary health professionals.

Mr Peter Hartin for bringing the outsiders in: inspiring multi-campus regional and remote students in the nursing capstone to learn, connect and succeed.

Dr Kate Hutson for bringing aquaculture to life through a networked, authentic and career-focused curriculum.

Associate Professor Wenxian Lin for using problem-centred learning pedagogy to achieve high level engagement, enthusiasm and exceptional learning outcomes for diverse students in mathematics-based engineering subjects.

Each of the winners receives $10,000 and were presented with their citations at a ceremony in Brisbane on Sept. 24.


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