Griffith U maths educator is uni teacher of the year

Kevin Larkin is Australia’s university teacher of the year. Dr Larkin lectures in math education at Griffith U. His award was announced last night by Universities Australia, which has taken over the teaching awards on behalf of the Commonwealth.

“Dr Larkin has transformed how maths education is taught – based on his internationally-published research and three decades of experience in school teaching and leadership,” UA’s citation states. Dr Larkin also wins the social and behavioural sciences teaching award.

The category winners are:

Teaching Excellence: Simone Gibson (Monash U): biology and health. Christian Moro (Bond U): early career award for work with health science and medicine students. Alistair Thomson (Monash U): humanities and arts. April Wright (UofQ): law, economics and business. Susan Page, Michelle Trudgett, Gawain Bodkin-Andrews (UTS): Neville Bonner award for indigenous education. Timothy McIntyre (UoQ): physical sciences. Kevin Larkin (Griffith U): social and behavioural sciences

Enhance Learning:  Suzzanne Owen (Griffith U), Helen Massa (Griffith U), Lyn Armit (Education Queensland):

Educational partnerships and collaborations: Carol Crevacore, Hazel Neale, Fenella Scott, Michelle Dixon (Edith Cowan U): assistant nursing training

Curriculum Design and Pedagogy Practice: Caroline Nilson Martin Hopkins, Prue Andrus, Helen Dugmore, Cormac Norton (Murdoch U): nursing e-portfolio learning.  Glenda Linscott, Samantha Chester, Donald Woodburn, Luzita Fereday, Andrew Lewis (Edith Cowan U): Bachelor of Arts (Acting)

Student Experiences and Learning Support: Tricia Wylde, Emma Hawkins, Kasey HartungEmma Boyne (UWA): Fit for Study programme

Global citizenship and internationalisation: Peter Jones, James Fink, Janie Smith, Dianne Reidlinger, Nikki Milne, Ned Wales, Nikki Gommans (Bond U): work placements in the Solomon Islands


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