Winner:
Dr Kim Bryceson
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Organisational Unit:
School of Natural and Rural Systems Management

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Dr Kim Bryceson is an inspirational teacher who encourages her students' creative thought.  She does this through guiding the educational process for her students with her innovative learning designs and tailoring her teaching to take into account future developments in the agricultural sector.  Her passion is to provide her students with a learning environment that is supportive, inclusive, engaging and set within real-world context.  

Kim teaches students undertaking the Bachelor and Masters' degrees in Agribusiness, and the Bachelor of Environmental Management degree. She also has responsibility for a number of Honours, Masters and PhD students.  Kim has had primary responsibility for developing two new courses in the MTM Ebusiness specialisation at St Lucia Campus, that were delivered via WebCT and F2F in-country to the Singapore Institute of Management and the Lingnan University, Hong Kong.  Kim plays a leading role in the School and Faculty in the development of innovative and effective teaching and learning methods and her outstanding abilities in these areas have led to several invitations in recent years as a guest lecturer.

Kim has completed a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education focusing on scaffolding mechanisms for online teaching environments.  She has embraced the new technological methods of information delivery and is a leader in the development and use of innovative online delivery of courses via WebCT.  Kim also uses the online environment to promote communication and discussion across a whole group of students and her built-in monitoring and student evaluation systems provide her with continuous feedback for improving her coursework and its presentation.  Kim has published papers on new models for online teaching, including the use of virtual reality, social constructivism and the concept of "Ba" as a theoretical framework.   Currently she is collaborating on a new project called a Virtual Reality Agribusiness World, with planned research, industry and educational outcomes which have attracted great interest from industry.  Kim also conceptualised an online trading room for students who are learning about trading futures in agricultural world markets.

Kim has been instrumental in developing the capabilities of other lecturers in the online teaching environment through her WebCT courses which have been used since their completion in 2002/2003 as exemplars by TEDI and through her participation in professional development seminars and workshops.

Kim has demonstrated strong commitment to the quality of teaching and learning through her role as Chair of the School Natural and Rural Systems Management Teaching and Learning Committee and in her active participation in the learning enhancement program.   Kim has overseen the introduction of Graduate Attributes to all the courses in the School's Programs, as well as being integrally involved in the Reviews of the Faculty of Natural Resources, Agriculture and Veterinary Science's BApplied Science Program and Postgraduate Coursework programs in 2003/2004.

 

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