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July 6 2010

Citations celebrate student learning at UniSA

Dr Denise Wood is one of seven UniSA staff members honoured in the ALTC Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student LearningOutstanding contributions to student learning at UniSA have been recognised with the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) today announcing awards celebrating the efforts of teaching staff.
The ALTC’s Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning are awarded to university staff who demonstrate sustained dedication to improving the student learning experience.
Dr Denise Wood from the School of Communication, International Studies and Languages has been recognised for engaging undergraduate students through service learning and research activities that promote social and ethical action.
School of Management senior lecturer Mr Peter Balan won attention for his innovation in approaches that develop students’ ability to relate classroom teaching to industry and community application.
Mr David Blaiklock from the School of Art, Architecture and Design was honoured for excellence in the approach to Illustration Design teaching which supports, motivates and engages student learning through the recognition of individual priorities and professional focus.
Enhancing the overall experience for first year mathematics students won Dr Malgorzata Korolkiewicz from the School of Mathematics and Statistics her Citation.
Associate Professor Rosie Le Cornu from the School of Education was honoured for her work in professional experience in teacher education.
Dr Sharon Russo and the Early Childhood Education Transnational Teaching Team were recognised for a sustained team approach that meets the challenges of teaching Early Childhood Education in a transnational context through empathetic approaches supporting students as individuals.
Dr Jackie O’Flaherty from the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences was acknowledged for innovative learning initiatives that engage Nursing and Midwifery undergraduates and which significantly contribute to a supportive learning environment and positive learning experience.
UniSA Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President: Academic, Professor Joanne Wright, congratulated the staff members on their success.
“This is a great acknowledgement of UniSA’s commitment to quality teaching,” Professor Wright said.
“ALTC Citations are prestigious awards and during the past four years UniSA has done very well.”
A formal ceremony for Adelaide winners will be held at the State Library of SA on July 29.


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