Winner: 2012 UQ Award for Teaching Excellence

School of Political Science and International Studies

In a school with consistently good student evaluation scores for its teaching, Dr Sebastian Kaempf stands out as an excellent teacher. His students speak very highly of him, attesting to his enthusiasm, approachability, commitment, and ability to motivate and interest. The quantitative and qualitative measures of Dr Kaempf’s abilities as a teacher reflect his empathy with, and genuine interest in, engaging and challenging students and his capacity to effectively communicate complex ideas. He pioneered the use of online teaching in a course that includes a number of widely dispersed students and remains an enthusiastic participant in ongoing discussions around teaching and learning within the School. His contributions include organising a documentary/film series that has proven remarkably successful in engaging staff and students in dialogue on diverse, contemporary political issues, and has enriched the School’s engagement with its students.

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