Teaching honour for University lecturer

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Thursday 28 July 2011

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A lecturer from Coventry University has been awarded one of this year’s National Teaching Fellowships from The Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Jon Guest, who is a senior lecturer in Economics, is one of 55 lecturers and learning support staff from across the UK to have been awarded one of the most prestigious accolades for excellence in higher education teaching.

Jon was chosen from over 200 nominations submitted by higher education institutions across England, Northern Ireland and, for the first time, Wales.

Jon will receive an award of £10,000 which he can use for professional development in teaching and learning or aspects of pedagogy.

Professor Denise Skinner, Dean of the Faculty of Business, Environment and Society at Coventry University said:

“This is a great honour for Jon and for the University and is well-deserved. He is passionate about his subject and this is reflected in his teaching.

“Jon has worked on developing teaching methods that promote a more active learning environment in the classroom and through his work as an associate of the Economics Network, Jon has run sessions on innovative pedagogic practices at a number of universities and has also developed and run some very successful training courses for the Government
Economic Service and HM Treasury.

“We are thrilled that his work has been recognised.”

The quality of Jon’s teaching was formerly recognised when he became the first Government Economic Service approved tutor in 2005 and won the student-nominated award from the Economics Subject Network in the same year.

He was also a winner of The Teaching Excellence Award at Coventry University in 2008.

For further information, contact Ali Bushnell, External Press and Media Relations Officer on +44 (0)24 7688 8245 or email ali.bushnell@coventry.ac.uk.