La Trobe is proud to highlight the following teachers whose efforts contribute to our goal of transforming student lives through learning. Some have received awards from the Australian Teaching and Learning Council, which has recognised twenty-five La Trobe teachers since 2006.
Business, Economics and Law
Paul encourages his students to question everything they read and hear, and to extend their own levels of creativity.
Greg is responsible for designing a new means of motivating and assessing teamwork within the Business School.
Lynne asks her students to examine the links between their university studies and their day-to-day experiences on a regular basis.
Alistair says what sets La Trobe apart is its focus on using outdoor experiences to gain knowledge and understanding.
Pete Sanders’ passion for improving Primary mathematics teaching is infectious.
‘Students in this program are very much connected,’ Caroline emphasises.
Mary explains that there is a real community of care at La Trobe’s Bendigo campus.
Brian has been with La Trobe for 23 years, and has taught approximately 15,000 students in that time.
From their first day on course, Susan treats her students as if they are already qualified clinicians.
Humanities and Social Sciences
Julie has energised the program through her commitment and enthusiasm.
Ana Maria began her working life as a language teacher, and still has obvious enthusiasm for both language education and research.
Raphaël’s goal has been to create a program that would equip students both linguistically and culturally.
Rather than simply presenting a series of facts, Roland regularly encourages his students to share their opinions on each historical event.
Stefan has a particular interest in how technology can take course content beyond the four walls of the lecture theatre.
Science, Technology and Engineering
Mary is passionate about involving industry in La Trobe’s information technology programs.
This group was created to address the challenges biology students face as they begin university life.
The entire chemistry team has energy and enthusiasm along with a desire to make sure students leave the course with a solid understanding of the subject matter.
Peter explains that La Trobe’s postgraduate biotechnology lecturers promote an open-door policy.
Susan’s students often comment on her enthusiasm and use of humour in the classroom, as well as her ability to link their studies to real-world examples.