LIFE SCIENCES LECTURER EARNS TEACHING AWARD

LIFE SCIENCES LECTURER EARNS TEACHING AWARD

Dr Corrie Schoeman was the recipient of a University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Distinguished Teachers’ Award at a Graduation ceremony held recently on the Westville campus. The annual award acknowledges excellence and innovation in teaching, and is managed by the University Teaching and Learning Office (UTLO).

Schoeman, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Life Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science, was recognised for his innovative approach to teaching.

The selection committee was unanimous that the award should be given to Schoeman who is acknowledged for the additional support he provides to his students, reaching out to under-prepared students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they succeed in their studies.

According to Professor Renuka Vithal, DVC: Teaching and Learning, Professor Schoeman was recognised for using a broad selection of teaching methods and a wide variety of multimedia in a range of modules at different levels. He supports his teaching through diverse tuition and learning material which have been developed to enact his teaching strategies and emanate from his philosophy of teaching.

The distinguished teachers are not only outstanding practitioners, but are also recognised for their scholarship and contribution to research.


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