The Innovation in Learning & Teaching Award is made in recognition of a significant contribution to innovation in curriculum design, content or delivery.
In 2016 the award was presented to Dr Felia Allum in the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies.
Dr Allum was recognised by the Committee as having demonstrated high levels of innovation in learning and teaching through the use of both technology-enhanced learning and ‘in-class’ approaches.
Her development and implementation work around the use of role-play in the classroom is of particular significance. On the basis of a Teaching Development Fund award Dr Allum thoroughly researched the approach before introducing it in a final year research-led option.
Student feedback on this and her wide range of other teaching activities is extremely positive, highlighting her exceptionally interactive and engaging approach.
Dr Allum is highly committed to student learning and continuously seeks ways to enhance and innovate, all of which are popular with and beneficial to her students.
Such innovation has clearly had significant impact on Dr Allum’s students and their learning experience, and the Committee felt that she was highly deserving of the Innovation in Learning and Teaching Award.