DVCA SoTL Prize and ESC Award Winners

2020

  • Award for the project demonstrating the best representation of the conference theme/sub-theme
    Linda Bellen, Liz McKenna and Lauren Stephenson – School of Education, Sydney

The Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Prize for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Paper

As part of the celebration of investigations into learning and teaching in higher education,  a prize for the SoTL paper that makes the most significant contribution to enhancing student learning is awarded at the close of the Educator Scholar Conference.

The first person to win this prize is Dr Lorna Davin from the School of Medicine (Fremantle). The paper ‘Compassion, the first emotion ditched when I’m busy’. The struggle to maintain our common humanity, stems from Lorna's PhD on affective learning viewed through the lens of compassionate care. Lorna is interested in building understanding for medical students and educators in how to embrace the emotional aspects of caring for patients which can be difficult in a biomedical paradigm where things that are difficult to measure are not given equal prominence. Lorna's interest in compassion and self-compassion underpins her educational practice. Young doctors have written to her sharing that her work made a difference to them, as reading other interns’ experiences they realised that they were not alone in their struggle to be compassionate while juggling heavy caseloads; as this was also a struggle for their peers. Lorna intends to use her prize to attend the Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference in Singapore with the theme "Nurturing Values for Effective Practice”.

For further information and to be in the running for the 2020 prize email the LTO at LTO@nd.edu.au.

  • 2019

    Sydney – 1 October

    • Award for an abstract by an academic new to SoTL research
      Philip Dennett – School of Arts & Sciences
      Lynn Thompson, Sally Robertson, Anna Williams & Ekavi Georgousopoulou – School of Nursing
    • Award for an abstract of  project demonstrating student learning through the use of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)
      Kate Hartup, Thuan Thai, Adelle Colbourn & Amanda Yeung – School of Education
    • Award for a presentation that successful communicates a SoTL project in an engaging and compelling manner
      Kate Hartup, Thuan Thai, Adelle Colbourn & Amanda Yeung – School of Education

    Fremantle – 3 October

    • Award for an abstract of collaborative SoTL project by an academic and student
      Tahlia McCracken, Sian Chapman & Ben Piggott – School of Health Sciences
    • Award for an abstract of  project demonstrating student learning through the use of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)
      Heidi Waldron, Ainslie Robinson & Elina Tor – School of Medicine
    • Award for a presentation that successful communicates a SoTL project in an engaging and compelling manner
      Tahlia McCracken, Sian Chapman & Ben Piggott – School of Health Sciences
  • 2018

    Fremantle

    Award for a presentation of a project demonstrating student engagement through the use of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)
    Assoc. Professor Frank Bate and Effie Mangharam

    Award for a presentation that successfully communicates a SoTL Project in an engaging and compelling manner
    Meredith Willmott

    Sydney

    Award for a presentation of a project demonstrating student engagement through the use of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)
    Dr Thuan Thai, Kate Hartup, Adelle Colbourn & Amanda Yeung

    Award for a collaborative SoTL presentation by an academic and student
    Dr Kate Winchester, Anthony Lewry, Darcy Gilroy & Kylie Kam

    Award for a presentation by a new or less experienced academic fostering SoTL research
    Daniel Griffiths

    Award for a presentation that successfully communicates a SoTL project in an engaging and compelling manner
    Daniel Griffiths