NWU acknowledges excellence in teaching and learning

Annette Willemse -- Tue, 04/21/2015 - 16:54

NWU acknowledges excellence in teaching and learning

The North-West University (NWU) recently hosted its annual Institutional Teaching Excellence Awards (ITEA) during a gala dinner in Potchefstroom.  This year saw the awards ceremony taking on a brand new format with three new categories being introduced.

Several staff members from the Vaal Triangle Campus (NWU Vaal) also received recognition during the prestigious award ceremony.

Emerging Teaching Excellence Awards

The Emerging Teaching Excellence Award (ETEA) rewards emerging lecturers for excellent teaching practices. It furthermore recognises lecturers who display a long-term vision for ther professional and career development by means of exceptional and proven achievement towards innovation in teaching and learning within their respective fields of study. Four staff members from the NWU Vaal received ETEA Awards: Mr George Kgoete (School of Information Technology, Faculty of Economic Sciences and Information Technology), Dr Anita Lennox (School of Economic Sciences, Faculty of Economic Sciences and Information Technology), Ms Clarice Mostert (School of Economic Sciences, Faculty of Economic Sciences and Information Technology) and Mr André Swart (School of Accounting Sciences, Faculty of Economic Sciences and Information Technology).  

Mr George Kgoete Dr Anita Lennox Mrs Clarise Mostert Mr André SWart

Teaching Excellence Awards

The prestitious Teaching Excellence Award (TEA) is awarded to lecturers who have exceptional and proven achievements in teaching excellence. They have innovative approaches to facilitate learning that inspire and challenge students. Their method of lecturing encourages scholarly teaching that leads to contextualised teaching approaches and strategies that make learning accessible, applicable and valid to students in a specific discipline. Within this category several NWU Vaal staff members were applauded: Dr Ansie Fouché (School of Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Humanties), Dr Ina Gouws (School of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Humanities), Dr Danie Meyer (School of Economic Sciences, Faculty of Economic Sciences and Information Technology) and Mrs Verushka Pelser-Carstens (School of Accounting Sciences, Faculty of Economic Sciences and Information Technology).


 
Dr Ansie Fouché Dr Ina Gouws Mrs Verushka Pelser-Carstens Dr Danie Meyer

Distinguished Teaching Excellence Awards

The prestigious Distinguished Teaching Excellence Awards (DTEA) commends distinguished scholars in teaching and learning. The award recognises lecturers for leadership and achievement in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Excellence is endorsed awarded the DTEA as a commendation within the category of TEA. The winners of this category both hail from the Potchefstroom Campus: Ms Carina Grobler (Faculty of Arts) and Mr Corneels Schabort (Faculty of Engineering).

An overview of the awards

The ITEA Awards are intended to recognise excellence in the provision of teaching and learning. It aims to identify and encourage innovative and outstanding teaching that takes place across the campuses of the North-West University, and to celebrate and publicise contributions that lecturers make to student learning.  The awards are furthermore given to show appreciation to lecturers for their commitment and dedication to student success and also to encourage academics to develop in the field of teaching and learning.