Outstanding staff achievements

2016 Australian Awards for University Teaching

Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr Peter Balan OAM - School of  Management

For the identification and evaluation of innovations that improve student engagement in learning, including the systematic implementation of Team-Based learning for developing student team work and creative skills, pioneering a pre-learning teaching approach to build a productive learning culture, and for fostering collaborative learning through classroom discussions in place of lectures.

Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

Dr Lois McKellar and Ms Cathy Kempster - School of Nursing and Midwifery

For leading the development of a sustainable model of tailored support and innovative resources to enhance the clinical learning experience for midwifery students.

Dr Nayana Parange - School of Health Sciences

For fostering sustained, authentic learning among tomorrow's obstetric and gynaecologic sonographers in a fully online postgraduate course.

2016 UniSA Teaching Awards

UniSA Award for Teaching Excellence

Ms Vivien Chanana– School of Marketing

Vivien has been lecturing in marketing for over 10 years. Her sustained and consistent commitment to enhance the experience for first-year marketing students, including the use of innovative teaching methods has led to building a culture of excellence within the School of Marketing. This has resulted in great student outcomes through fostering a team teaching approach to implement well-designed and planned learning activities, with the use of digital aids and technology. Her teaching philosophy encapsulates a commitment to student engagement, relationship building and a conscious and dedicated effort in creating an environment where active learning and participation is encouraged. She continuously reflects on and updates her teaching approach to maximise learning outcomes for an increasingly diverse student cohort and is a strong believer in the affordances leveraged through educational technologies. Vivien constantly improves her teaching and discipline knowledge and skills through learning from local and international peers and experts.

UniSA Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Digital Learning

Environmental and Geospatial Sciences Program Team: Dr Tom Raimondo, Dr Justin Payne, Associate Professor Delene Weber, Asociate Professor David Bruce and Ms Morgan Schebella - School of Natural and Built Environments

For transforming field-based teaching of Environmental and Geospatial Science and the attainment of critical field skills through immersive digital visualisations

Location-based mobile learning project team: Dr Sukhbir Sandhu and Mr Roger Edmonds - School of Management and Teaching Innovation Unit

For expertise in the innovative design and implementation of location-based mobile learning games leading to enhanced student engagement and learning experiences

UniSA Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

Mr Philip Beaton - School of Commerce

For the ongoing implementation of a mentor scheme providing property students with greater learning motivation through authentic learning experiences and industry linkages

Ms Gabriella Bisetto  – School of Art, Architecture and Design

For implementing a suite of learning experiences that enables students to graduate as successful glass artists commensurate with industry skills and professional knowledge

Associate Professor Sandra Orgeig – School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

For a sustained commitment to leading the teaching-research nexus to motivate undergraduates to understand and value the research process and inspire a passion for research

Dr Sally Plush – School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

For outstanding innovation towards teaching the value of rote memorising as a core skill in a science program

Dr Garth Stahl, Miss Erica Sharplin and Dr Ben Kehrwald - School of Education and Teaching Innovation Unit

For using and researching innovative approaches to develop the proficiency of pre-service teachers

Ms Jennifer Stokes - UniSA College

For sustained commitment to engaging, student-focused enabling pedagogy, which fosters the development of independent learners prepared for undergraduate study

Team Budgets: Dr Bruce Wedding and Dr Diana Quinn – School of Engineering and Teaching Innovation Unit

For staff and student engagement through the innovative design and dissemination of Time Budgets, a succinct visual contract for enhanced communication of teaching and learning

TIU Research Education Team: Dr Cassandra Loeser and Professor Alistair McCulloch - Teaching Innovation Unit 

For a sustained and outstanding contribution to research degree supervisor development


Areas of study and research

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