National Teaching Fellowship accolade for Brookes Lecturer
Thursday, 12 June 2014
An Oxford Brookes academic has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship - the most prestigious award for excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning.
Programme Lead for Undergraduate Architecture, was acknowledged for her
innovative use of live projects in architectural education.
OB1 LIVE at Oxford Brookes which is a radical programme of real live projects
designed and implemented by students for the local community.
projects include an exhibition of archaeological artefacts at the Pitt Rivers
Museum and a moveable ticket booth for the Creation Theatre Company.
projects often have implications beyond the initial premise. One student
commented: “My involvement in has always been so different from other
educational experiences. Fundamentally because they're real and physical. Something
that affects people, their lives, often having political and social impact.”
also co-founder of the Live Projects Network, an international online
resource to connect students, academics, practitioners and clients involved in
on her award, Jane said: “As a teacher I support educational experiences that
are personally transformative and socially engaged. Live Projects involve
students, academics, practitioners and the community in real projects. It’s a
highly collaborative process so huge thanks are due to all who have
participated over the years.”
Jane started her teaching career with an extended period of observation in the
architectural design studio. Her teaching practice is still informed by her
study of the dynamic between student and tutor
practiced as an architect in Germany and the UK, particularly enjoying working
with pupils and teachers to design school buildings. She balanced this with
teaching in the design studio which imparted a belief that year-one students
are capable of tackling complex problems.
Stephanie Marshall, Chief Executive of the HEA, commented: “Each year I look
forward with great anticipation to the announcement of our new National
Teaching Fellows. It is always such an
inspirational time as we welcome 55 outstanding teachers in higher education to
our growing family of NTFs. This year is no exception.
students deserve the best possible learning experience and it is colleagues
like those we celebrate today who can make a real difference to their futures.
I congratulate all the successful Fellows and wish them every success in their
own learning and teaching experiences.”
National Teaching Fellowship Scheme recognises and rewards excellent learning
successful National Teaching Fellows (NTFs) were chosen from nominations
submitted by higher education institutions across England, Northern Ireland and
Wales. Each successful NFT award winner will receive £10,000 which will be used
to support their professional development in teaching and learning or aspects
the eighth National Teaching Fellowship to be given to those working at Oxford
Brookes in the past six years.
information on the National Teaching Fellowship is available on the HEA website.