Teaching Excellence Awards

The Massey Teaching Excellence Award recognises the sustained commitment to teaching and learning. The recipients strive to enhance learning through a student-centred, enquiry based approach.

Awards for Sustained Commitment to Teaching Excellence 2016

Dr Alison Sewell

Senior lecturer - Institute of Education

Dr Sewell's care and commitment to teaching and learning is clearly evident in her portfolio.

As an educator of teachers she models "how it is to be a teacher in the classroom". She uses teaching approaches that are based on evidence and a belief in the positive effects of reflective teaching and learning.

Dr Sewell's leadership in teacher education is held in high regard by colleagues and the professional bodies she regularly interacts with.


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Dr Trisia Farrelly

Senior lecturer - School of People, Environment and Planning

Dr Trisia Farrelly is committed to opening the minds of her students as she engages them in being apprentice social anthropologists. She encourages them to challenge their values, attitudes and practices.

The learning environment she creates is transformative. She believes students benefit from being actively engaged in their education.

Catering to the needs of all students is important to her.


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Associate Professor Ian Fuller

Associate professor - Institute of Agriculture and Environment

Fieldwork underpins Associate Professor Ian Fuller's approach to effective teaching and learning in Physical Geography.

Under Dr Fuller's leadership the Physical Geography  programme has developed a suite of papers with carefully mapped graduate attributes throughout, is geared to producing work ready students and has led to a growing cohort of postgraduate students.

He is a dedicated and thoughtful practitioner.

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