Dr Janet Currie named 2018 Teacher Educator of the Year
Recognised for her innovation in designing 'Building a positive philosophy and skills program,' the award recognises and encourages the innovative teaching practices of a teacher educator at the university level.
Janet is one of my most enthusiastic and engaged teacher educators. This is well deserved recognition for her pioneering teaching practices which inspire new generations of students at UTS.
Dean of FASS
With the program targeted at primary teachers who aspire to teach Physical Education, Dr Currie was awarded $3000 from the award sponsor Teacher’s Mutual Bank and was invited to present her innovation at The Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) annual conference held in Melbourne.
Associate Professor Jenene Burke from Federation University Australia, Convenor of the ATEA Awards and Grants, stated that Dr Currie was a worthy award recipient.
“We had a strong field of applicants. The selection panel was impressed with the participatory model Janet adopted in her work.” Associate Professor Burke said.
Nominations were accepted from scholars whose primary activity is teaching in undergraduate or postgraduate Teacher Education and the selection criteria is based on the demonstration of their capacity to develop and incorporate learning and teaching innovation or initiative through; an innovation in a curriculum are, an inventive or powerful assessment approach or a cogent professional development initiative.