Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

National Teaching Fellowship accolade for Brookes Lecturer

Friday, 12 June 2015

Marc Howe

An Oxford Brookes academic has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy (HEA); the most prestigious award for excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning.

This is the ninth National Teaching Fellowship to be given to those working at Oxford Brookes in the past seven years.

Marc Howe, Principal Lecturer (Student Experience) and University Teaching Fellow at Oxford Brookes, has been recognised for his teaching values and approach to law education.

I feel honoured and privileged to receive this award, which recognises the central importance of learning and teaching in higher education. Marc Howe, Principal Lecturer and University Teaching Fellow at Oxford Brookes University

Marc’s desire to bring the study of law to life is evident in his commitment to experiential learning. His teaching seeks to bridge the academic and the professional in the context of the curriculum and extra-curricular activity.

Marc has designed an undergraduate skills module around simulation and experiential learning, organises university mooting and client interviewing competitions and coaches student teams for national and international competitions. In recent years he has coached the winners of the English-Speaking Union Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition, Commonwealth Mooting Competition, Oxford Inter-Varsity Mooting Challenge, and Inner Temple Inter-Varsity Mooting Competition. His University Teaching Fellowship projects have involved producing mooting and interviewing films as an open learning and teaching resource.

His students have also acknowledged Marc’s excellence in teaching and for significantly enhancing the student experience by awarding him the winning spot in the ‘Above and Beyond the Call of Duty’ category in the annual Brookes Union Teaching Awards.

The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme celebrates outstanding achievement in learning and teaching in higher education. Each year, when I read about our new National Teaching Fellows, what stands out for me are the comments made by their students who describe them as innovative, engaging, entertaining, genuine and passionate about teaching. This year is no exception.

Professor Stephanie Marshall, Chief Executive of the HEA

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