Mr John Whitehouse - Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Associate Professor Ruth Beilin - Resource Management and Geography, Melbourne School of Land and Environment
Dr Jillian Walliss - Melbourne School of Design, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
Two awards presented
Ms Jennifer Gilbert - Melbourne School of Graduate Research
Ms Laurie Ransom - Academic Enrichment Services
Award for Outstanding Leadership of University Teaching
Associate Professor Michelle Livett - School of Physics, Faculty of Science
"Peer Review from A to Z for Education (PRAZE)" - Raoul Mulder, Jon Pearce (Faculty of Science), David Adams, Gordon Yau, David Vasjuta, Gavin Leys (Learning Environments).
Feedback is essential to learning, yet across the university sector, student satisfaction scores for this aspect of teaching are routinely low. Several factors contribute to this low rating, including the difficulty of providing detailed feedback in large classes with low staff/student ratios. Involving students in the feedback process through student peer review has numerous well-documented benefits, including improvement in the quality and quantity of helpful feedback, but there is no widely available, flexible and customizable software for managing student peer review. To address this problem, academic staff and Learning Environments specialists at the University of Melbourne collaborated to develop PRAZE, a sophisticated, flexible and customisable online tool designed to facilitate the implementation and administration of student peer review in diverse learning contexts. The program is distinctive in its capacity to enable reciprocal and anonymous peer review by large numbers of students in any discipline or learning context. Since its release in 2008, it has been used in 73 different subjects, representing all six undergraduate degrees taught at the University of Melbourne, and serving almost 10,000 students. Quantitative and qualitative surveys demonstrate that subjects employing PRAZE enjoy sustained improvements in a range of learning outcomes.
Professor Doreen Thomas - Mechanical Engineering, Melbourne School of Engineering
Professor Mark Elgar - Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science
Leaders in Medical Education (LIME) Network Project
Shaun Ewen, Odette Mazel, Caitlin Ryan, Erin Nicholls - Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences