University of Groningen: Best Practice in Teaching & Learning Award Presented

The course Climate Change, End Times, Sustainability of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies has won the UG Best Practice in Teaching & Learning Award. Teachers Dr. Erin Wilson, Dr. Tina Otten, Linde Draaisma and Henk van Putten used podcasts and real-life discussions to show students the different religious and philosophical perspectives on climate change and the end of the world.

A simulation exercise developed for the course International Humanitarian Action of the Faculty of Arts received the second prize, the E-learning modules of the Faculty of Medical Sciences received the third prize. The winners were announced on the 8 April, during the Education Festival. Students could also vote for their favorite Best Practice during the festival. The winner, the blended learning via Twitch, Discord and Youtube of Steffen Eriksen of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, received the Honours College Award.

The Best Practice award is the successor to the well-known Teacher of the Year election and was created to give recognition to good teaching and learning practices. Each faculty could nominate one candidate. The winner receives €5000, the runners-up receive €2500 each. The winner of the Honours College Award will be given the opportunity by the Honours College to develop an educational innovation.

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