University of Dundee

School of Life Sciences Teaching Award for Good Practice

18 Jul 2016

Dr David Booth, Programme Lead for Biological Science in Life and Biomedical Sciences Education (LABSe), has been announced the winner of the 2016 School of Life Sciences Teaching Award for Good Practice.

The award is open to all staff who teach on the Life Sciences Degree Programme and is designed to recognise examples of interesting, effective, innovative practice with no other specific criteria in teaching. 

Each applicant is required to make a written submission, and the top seven applications were asked to give a 15 minute presentation to their colleagues.  A specially selected review panel made the final decisions.

David’s winning entry was entitled “Ho:Life Science students do not require statistical training – Rejected”

Two Highly Commended awards were given to Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall and Ms Erin Hardee for their entry “Science Communication in the Life Sciences Honours Year” and Dr Jenny Woof, Dr Steve Land and Dr David Booth for their entry “Rubrics in Honours Project Assessments: valuable aids to enhance student preparedness and promote consistency of marking”.