Dr Tony Joel has been awarded a 2012 Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning by the Australian Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT).
These awards recognise quality teaching practices and this year the OLT awarded 160 citations across 46 institutions with a prize value of $10,000.
Dr Joel, from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Education, was awarded his 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."