Professor Edward Page, Sidney and Beatrice Webb Professor of Public Policy at LSE, has been awarded the Political Studies Association (PSA) Innovation in Teaching Politics Award.
The award, which will be presented to Professor Page at the PSA's Annual Awards Ceremony tonight (Tuesday 4 December), is given in recognition of Professor Page's innovative teaching methods, in particular for his course in Empirical Research in Government, a module he has designed which gives students the opportunity to address key policy questions facing British government.
Under Professor Page's tutelage, students have assessed policy evaluation research commissioned by government, special advisers, government consultations, community groups in local government and the role of lawyers in local government. The research is of a high quality and has been published in some of the top ranking journals in the discipline.
The Awards Jury said: "Professor Page's course in Empirical Research in Government is highly innovative and illustrates how political science teaching can develop exciting, new and important avenues. The course involves students in developing, conducting and writing up a collective research project that looks at central features in British government."
4 December 2012