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Trinity Academic Scoops National Teaching Award

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Oct 01, 2012

Dr Martin Fellenz, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Director of Postgraduate Teaching & Learning in the School of Business has been awarded a 2012 National Awards Programme for Excellence in Teaching.  The National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL) awards honour those who are both exemplary teachers and innovative researchers in higher education in Ireland.

The 2012 Awards were presented by Seán Ó Foghlú, Secretary General of the Department of Education and Skills at a special ceremony in Dublin Castle, who congratulated the award winners saying: “you have mastered both the art and the science of teaching to benefit students and for this we are here to thank you and to celebrate you”.

Dr Martin Fellenz with Mr Sean Ó Foghlú, Secretary General of the Department of Education and Skills

The award winners represent the outstanding standard of many teachers in Irish higher education, many of whom have already received a Teaching Award in their own institution. Dr Fellenz won the Provost’s Teaching Award in its inaugural year in 2001. He shares his passion for continuous learning and for reflective development in his teaching across undergraduate, taught postgraduate and doctoral degrees as well as in the international executive education programmes he regularly contributes to. He is recognised as an innovator in improving content delivery, student engagement, and assessment of student learning across HE contexts. Dr Fellenz actively researches and publishes in these areas, and is co-author of one of the leading textbooks in his field.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Professor Aine Hyland, Chair of the Awards Selection Committee, said: “In setting up this scheme five years ago, Ireland took its place among the countries of the world which truly value excellent teaching in higher education - and it is no coincidence that these are also the countries whose universities are at the top of the international higher education league tables… including the US, the UK, Canada, and Australia.”

Video Clip of NAIRTL National Awards for Excellence in Teaching with awardee Dr Martin Fellenz and Prof Linda Hogan, Vice-Provost / Chief Academic Officer  

 

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