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Award-winning learning and teaching at SUMS

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

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Two Management School academics scooped TESS (Teaching Excellence in Social Sciences) awards for outstanding learning and teaching this year.

Senior Teacher in Finance, Jonathan Jeffery, who has previously been acknowledged for his innovative teaching methods, and Professor Jason Heyes (pictured above, second from left) both received awards from Professor Jackie Marsh, Faculty of Social Sciences Director of Learning and Teaching.

Jason’s involvement in the Faculty’s GLOSS programme led to his team award. He has fully engaged with GLOSS (Global Learning Opportunities in the Social Sciences), leading a trip with students to the International Labour Organisation’s governing body meeting in Geneva. Read more about GLOSS here.

Jon led the charge in installing the Management School’s Financial Markets Trading Room, and conducts a great deal of teaching with undergraduates and postgraduates in the space – equipping them with skills that are useful in the City.

Well done to both winners!

Teaching champions recognised internationally

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Andrea Ward, Director of Teaching Quality and Enhancement (Postgraduate) at Sheffield University Management School, has been awarded a prestigious US fellowship.

The Jane N Ryland Fellowship is offered by EDUCAUSE, an American organisation which helps those who lead, manage, and use information technology to shape strategic IT decisions at every level within higher education.

The grant Andrea receives through receiving the fellowship allows her to attend the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Meeting in February. Held in Anaheim, California, this event will enhance work that Andrea is doing on introducing technology-based learning and teaching in the Management School.

Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching, Professor Paul Latreille, said: “This is an exceptional professional development opportunity for Andrea, and I’m delighted that one of our key learning and teaching staff has been acknowledged with this honour.

“The Jane N Ryland Fellowship is highly competitive, and Andrea becomes one of a very small number of non-US recipients, and to my knowledge only the third from the UK. She has been recognised as a trailblazer in our sector, with the EDUCAUSE Fellowship Advisory Committee giving special mention to the well-focused, practical commitment reflected in Andrea’s application.”

Another ambassador for learning and teaching at the Management School, teaching champion for the Accounting and Financial Management Division, Jonathan Jeffery, has also been recognised in the form of an entry in a forthcoming Higher Education Academy (HEA) compendium.

Jonathan’s contribution showcases an excellent and innovative pedagogical approach in relation to independent learning, centred around an innovative tutorial format involving a mixture of whole group and tailored individual activities contributing to the creation of an overall understanding. Among its novel features the module includes formative in-class support, the use of Google Drive, Google Hangouts and Skype, and of peer review software.

Head of the Accounting and Financial Management Division, Professor Bill Lee, said: “The division, and wider Management School community, passes on its congratulations to Jonathan. His inclusion in this compendium demonstrates the importance of the high quality learning and teaching offered at Sheffield alongside our world-class research.”