The School of Language Studies Spanish Program received the Award for 'Programs that Enhance Learning' in the 2012 Australian Awards for University Teaching, hosted and supported by the Office for Learning and Teaching.
Senator Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, congratulated Associate Professor Daniel Martin, Convener of the Spanish Program, and the efforts of the team's members, which include, Dr Manuel Delicado Cantero, Dr Martha Florez, Dr Elisabeth Mayer, Professor Catherine Travis and the sessional staff members.
"Together, you have made an innovative and outstanding contribution to the quality of student learning and the student experience of higher education. The programs honoured this year have set a benchmark for ongoing learning and teaching activities in Australian higher education institutions and the dedication and commitment of your team will continue to significantly impact student learning."
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington congratulated the Spanish Program staff and said the award was richly deserved.
“This award is testimony to the outstanding quality of teaching consistently delivered by Associate Professor Daniel Martin and his team in the Spanish Program,” Professor Hughes-Warrington said. “The Spanish Program stands out for its innovative program design and delivery, with several of its teaching methods considered world’s best practice. As educators they continually push the boundaries, whether it be pioneering new ways to use technology, or adopting innovative approaches to assessment strategies."
The Spanish award was the only award received by ANU and the only award for language teaching in Australia. The Spanish Program team accepted the award at a presentation ceremony in Canberra on Monday 19 November 2012.
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