Three outstanding teaching and learning programs at The University of Western Australia have been recognised with 2007 Carrick Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning.
UWA Vice-Chancellor Alan Robson said the awards rewarded the efforts of individual staff members to enhance the quality of student learning.
“UWA staff have a well-deserved reputation for excellence and quality teaching and it is particularly pleasing to see staff rewarded for their commitment in winning three out of 14 institutional awards,” Professor Robson said.
“The Carrick Awards acknowledge the vital contribution made by individuals and teams to the quality of student learning, from teaching, teaching support and mentoring through to student engagement, provision of student services, commitment to equity and diversity and more.”
Federal Education, Science and Training Minister Julie Bishop announced the national award winners today, with the following UWA programs recognised:
• Flexible Learning and Teaching category: Teaching on the Run aims to improve the learning experience for medical students and trainee doctors in clinical care, professionalism, communication and patient-centred care.
• Innovation in Curricula, Learning and Teaching category: Clinical Learning Embedded in Rural Communities delivers a uniquely rural brand of clinical education, which is integrated in approach, case-based in teaching method, and firmly located in the generalist tradition of rural medicine.
• Services Supporting Student Learning category: Lectopia (previously known as the iLecture System) is a lecture capture, publication and management system that is recognised internationally as a leading educational technology and an example of technology-assisted learning best-practice in higher education.
The Carrick Awards for Australian University Teaching and Programs that Enhance Learning will be presented at Parliament House in Canberra on November 27.
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