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LSE Teaching Awards 2015

At this year's LSE Teaching Awards held on 5 May 2015, Dr Matthew Hall was selected as Highly Commended in the category of Award for Innovative Teaching in the LSE Student Union Teaching Awards. He was awarded this prize for his innovative approach to lectures called “lecture flipping”, where the course is taught using a two-hour learning session each week for the five weeks of the module (replacing the typical two hour lecture and one hour class each week). Students are assigned to one of four class groups, with each group consisting of approximately 25 students. Face-to-face lectures have been replaced by a series of short ‘mini-lectures’ that are watched on-line before each learning session. Students really enjoyed the new learning sessions and here are some of the comments from the students:

“Having two hour class discussions is very helpful - it allows unpacking of issues and answering of questions - there should be more classes like this - very helpful”.

“The entire structure of the module (lectures online and extended classes) is the most useful way of learning I have had this year”.

Matthew Hall teaching award

Dr Matthew Hall pictured above, receiving his award


Robert Charnock, PhD student and Graduate Teaching Assistant, was also selected as a Winner in the category of LSESU Award for Professional Mentoring and Personal Development. Here are some of the comments from the students:

“Outside of class he has been more than a teacher but also a mentor and friend – giving personal advice from his experiences and going out of his way to help me discover my true passions in life and where to take my skills to explore career paths”.

“He helped me devise a plan to network with people in an industry I am interested in working in and he often checked on how I was doing. He goes above and beyond”.

Robert Charnock teaching award

Robert Charnock pictured above receiving his award


Rodney Brown and Nadine De-Gannes (pictured below) were also awarded the Department of Accounting Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for their very high standard of teaching on AC100.

Rodney Brown teaching award

Nadine teaching award


The LSESU Teaching Awards are run by the Students' Union, supported by the Teaching and Learning Centre and sponsored by the Annual Fund.