Category: Anglia Learning & Teaching
9 October 2020
We are surrounded by excellent and visionary teachers at ARU who demonstrate imagination, care and commitment. This year our excellent teaching was again recognised following successes in previous years.
Both Dr Beatriz Acevedo and Siân Shaw were recognised as National Teaching Fellows in what is a competitive and prestigious national scheme run by AdvanceHE.
Beatriz has been a prominent advocate of academic innovation in the curriculum at ARU and epitomises a ‘passionate pedagogy’ in which her presence, sense of fun, and acuity inspire and challenge her students. She has a leading presence in the University where she has made great impact recently supporting colleagues in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences to develop employability and entrepreneurship in the curriculum. She has also made impact over several years developing sustainability through the curriculum in RawTag, an art and education for sustainability project co-founded with eco-artist Carmen Lamberti. To date, RawTag has engaged with approximately 1,000 students in the UK through the module on Responsible Business. The initiative now has a global reach and continues to receive plaudits for curriculum innovation.
Siân Shaw, as Director of Teaching, Learning and Assessment in the Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care, has a substantial track record of championing teaching excellence and innovation. For example, Siân’s development and implementation of an app-based electronic Ongoing Achievement Record (e-OAR) for the practice-based assessment of student nurses contributed to a significant rise in the quality of nursing education at ARU and across the sector. She has led pedagogic research into the pioneering use of 360-degree video, using it to create clinical, evidence-based scenarios since 2018.
Each year we put a call out for our future National Teaching Fellows and Collaborative Awards for Teaching Excellence (CATE) recipients. While we are keen to find and mentor our submissions for next year’s awards, we also want to meet and support those who would like to be recognised in years to come.