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Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award 2020-21

Updated on October 05, 2021 (Tue)

We are delighted to announce the recipients of the Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award for 2020-21. A Selection Panel made up of Faculty colleagues and students met to look at applications for this year’s Faculty Outstanding Teaching Awards. The Selection Panel was deeply impressed with the awardees’ wholehearted commitment to their teaching, their innovative and tireless efforts to engage with students and curriculum development, and the impact that they have on students’ learning and personal growth. The following staff members have been selected as the award winners:


Faculty Early Career Teaching Award


Dr Peter Cobb, Assistant Professor, Academic Unit of Human Communication, Development, and Information Sciences


The Selection Panel was deeply impressed by Peter’s pedagogical innovation and interdisciplinary expertise, which make archaeology interesting and approachable for our undergraduate students. His work extends beyond the classroom and the panel was impressed by his innovations in pedagogy and course design. One example is his Experiential Learning course “Cultural Heritage and Information in the Field”. Due to the travel restrictions during the pandemic, Peter swiftly modified the course to incorporate interactive pedagogies and technology for students to learn digital skills and contribute to real research. The Panel felt that his outstanding attainment in curriculum design and innovation really stood out, as evidenced by the feedback from his students, colleagues and other stakeholders he engages in his courses.


Ms Promail Leung, Senior Lecturer, Academic Unit of Teacher Education and Learning Leadership


Promail’s teaching philosophy was so well presented in her portfolio with strong and rich evidence of her engagement in student learning, curriculum innovation and design, assessment and feedback. Promail’s excellent leadership and commitment towards School-University Partnerships is exemplary. The Selection Panel unanimously recognised the tireless work that she has done on school partnerships and teaching practicum for all our teacher education programmes. Evidence from student feedback as well as support letters from colleagues, schools and other professionals in the field clearly demonstrates the huge impact that Promail’s work is having in the local community.


Please join us in congratulating the two winners!