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2016 UAL Teaching Scholars Announced

Teaching Scholars_cropWe are delighted to announce our 2016 UAL Teaching Scholars who received their awards from Professor Susan Orr at the annual Learning and Teaching Day. The title of UAL Teaching Scholar celebrates the achievements of outstanding teachers, and Scholars are supported to develop and share their practice with colleagues.

Dr Pratap Rughani is Course Leader for the MA in Documentary Film and Reader in Documentary Film at London College of Communication. As part of his application, a former student commented “He is an inspirational and dedicated teacher with a real commitment to encouraging the kind of open intellectual enquiry that equips students with the means to produce intelligent, complex and nuanced work”. As UAL Teaching Scholar he will undertake a project entitled “Navigating the complexity of ethics in research and making: a film and AV guide for learning and teaching”.

Shibboleth Schechter is a Senior Lecturer and teaches on the BA Interior and Spatial Design at Chelsea College of Arts. In support of her application a former student stated “As a teacher, Shibboleth was inspirational and an example of good practice that still informs my activity as a curator and teacher”. As UAL Teaching Scholar she will be building on her previous work in relation to “live projects” including how these can be embedded into the curriculum and how the student experience of participating in live projects can be documented and disseminated.

Tracey Waller, is Course Leader for the BA Graphic Design at Camberwell College of Arts. A former student stated “The belief she has in her students, together with the professional opportunities that she provided have been invaluable”. During her tenure Tracey will be developing her work around the students’ experience of assessment. Following the successful piloting of a dialogue-based assessment tutorial, she will be looking at how to evaluate and disseminate this work to a wider university and sector audience.

The next deadline is 25 November 2016, midday. For more information and to apply visit the UAL Teaching Scholars intranet page.

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