The annual Research-informed Teaching Awards (RiTAs) and the Teaching Innovation Awards (TIAs) celebrate excellence in innovative and research informed practice across the University.
The awards are designed to reaffirm the University’s commitment to recognise staff and students who demonstrate high levels of achievement in both research and teaching.
The Research-informed Teaching Awards reward academic staff who have made an outstanding contribution to the promotion of research-informed teaching at the University.
The Teaching Innovation Awards fund student and staff ideas to enhance teaching and learning at Loughborough. This year, £23,000 has been awarded to fund nine different projects.
The recipients of this year’s teaching awards are:
Dr Line Nyhagen, Department of Social Sciences, School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences
Awarded for her expertise in curriculum design which clearly demonstrates the ways in which she forges links between her research and her teaching.
Dr Cheryl Travers, Director of Executive Education, School of Business and Economics
For her expertise in pedagogical research which has had a major impact on students over a sustained period of time.
Dr Heike Jons, Department of Geography, School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences
For her expertise in curriculum design which enables her students to benefit directly from her research over a range of modules.
Jo Bullard, Department of Geography and Shung Hua Yang, Computer Science
Using Augmented Reality to Improve Geomorphological Understanding
Karisa Krcmar, Counselling and Disability Service and Lauren Sherar, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
An exploration of the benefits of active learning strategies for Loughborough University students with neurodiversity
Ella-Mae Hubbard and Joshua Goodman, Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
Understanding and exploiting threshold concepts
David Kerr and Anthony Sutton, Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
Remotely Accessed Laboratory Suite (RALS) using the Internet of Things
Thomas Steffen, Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
Gamification for Learning in Electrotechnology
Sweta Ladwa, School of Science
A ‘Blueprint’ for Peer-Based and Collaborative Learning in a Teaching Laboratory
Lauren Sherar, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Experiential and interactive learning in the teaching area of Physical Activity and Health of Children
George Torrens, Loughborough Design School and Simon Downs, School of the Arts, English and Drama
Development of a multi-disciplinary, self-learning led resource for practice based students supporting training in research methods, design thinking & decision-making
Alexandre Christoyannopoulos, Politics, History and International Relations and Marco Bohr, School of the Arts, English and Drama
Development and dissemination of an informed resource on professional blogging for students and staff
All award winners will be formally announced by the Vice Chancellor and Pro Vice Chancellor Teaching Learning and Teaching Conference on 16 June.
The event will take place at the West Park Teaching Hub where this year’s TIA winners will be exhibiting posters outlining their projects. There will also be the opportunity to explore practice ideas through workshops run by successful TIA applicants from previous years.
To book onto the conference, please email firstname.lastname@example.org