Associate Professor Jay Hall» VIEW VIDEO

Associate Professor Jay Hall is regarded by his students and colleagues as an outstanding and innovative teacher of anthropological archaeology at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His course development has been important in bridging the gap between archaeology and ancient history. Jay?s scholarship and innovation in teaching are most clearly demonstrated by his creation of an archaeological teaching site on campus (the Teaching Archaeological Research Discipline in Simulation (TARDIS)) where students receive training in archaeological techniques that enhance their preparation for future field research. This is the only facility available at any Australian university campus and has challenged the teaching of archaeology in Australia.

Jay is a popular, charismatic and effective communicator who motivates and inspires his students. He undertakes his teaching with enthusiasm, dedication and humour. His teaching effectiveness draws on his extensive discipline knowledge and commitment to students. He creates an excellent teaching environment by establishing strong lines of communication, developing a sense of camaraderie among his students. Jay has the ability to challenge and stimulate students, to make them think beyond their own comfortable confines and take responsibility for their learning. Jay also challenges students by using a broad range of assessment techniques that encourage problem solving and critical judgement skills. His consistently high TEVALs attest to his ability to teach students in a way that is informative and interesting and which stimulates their ability to think critically.

Jay has developed efficient and effective approaches to Honours and PhD supervision and uses many different supervisory strategies based on his assessment of each student?s motivation and capabilities. He undertakes a strong mentoring role with his students.

Jay is an excellent teacher, highly committed and effective in the full range of teaching activities. His passion for, and contribution to, his discipline is widely recognised.

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