Carolyn Rickett awarded 2011 Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
Avondale congratulates Carolyn Rickett
, Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities & Creative Arts on being selected to receive a 2011 Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
as part of the Australian Government's Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) program managed by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.
Carolyn's Citation reads as follows: "For inspiring and innovative teaching methods that enable Communication students to develop confidence and participate in authentic learning experiences".
Carolyn will receive her Citation at a special national Citations and Awards ceremony to be held on 16 August 2011 at the Sydney Opera House.
Additionally, the prize includes Avondale College of Higher Education receiving $10,000 to be used specifically for advancing Carolyn's career, providing additional resources to support her teaching and assisting her to disseminate good practice in learning and teaching.
In 2010 Carolyn and Judith Beveridge (Guest Lecturer, School of Humanities & Creative Arts) received an Avondale Learning and Teaching Excellence Team Award
for enhancing student learning in the Communication program (writing strand) by innovative curriculum approaches so that the theoretical is linked to authentic learning contexts. One key strategy in their approach has included developing strong links with industry and high profile experts so that students can directly access this level of expertise, collaboration and relationship throughout the program.