2012 OLT award recipient
Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning by the Australian Government's Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT)
Dr Tony Joel, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Citation: For creating challenging learning environments that motivate and inspire History students to explore how the past continues to shape the world in which we live.
Tony embodies the qualities of a great History educator. Passionate, energetic, engaging, and supportive, Tony is absolutely committed to communicating his enthusiasm for History to students. He creates challenging learning environments by developing interactive media strategies, promoting the teaching-research nexus, and fostering student-driven learning. Tony inspires History students to use their naturally inquisitive minds to make sense of the past as a way of enriching their understanding of the contemporary world around them.