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Members of staff from the Social Sciences Division have received awards in recognition of their excellent teaching in 2016.

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The Social Sciences Teaching Awards are split into two strands: the Teaching Excellence Awards and the Teaching Development and Enhancement Project awards. The Teaching Excellence Awards are bestowed on individual members of staff in recognition of teaching excellence, and the Teaching Development and Enhancement Project awards are project grants awarded for the development of projects aimed at enhancing learning and teaching.

The following members of staff received awards in the 2016 scheme:

Teaching Excellence Awards

  • Dr Indrajit Roy of the Oxford Department of International Development was recognised for his deep commitment to students and teaching, and for the development and teaching of an innovative option paper on the MPhil Development Studies.
  • Dr Jessica Briggs of the Department of Education was recognised for her contribution to teaching, including the introduction of the use of peer review techniques for students, and a DPhil Roundtable session for students in Applied Linguistics to discuss work in progress and receive feedback and input.

Teaching Development and Enhancement Project awards

  • Dr Anna Pleshakova of the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and Dr Xavier Laurent of Academic IT Services were awarded a grant to support their project: Research Methods for Multimodal Communication and Discourse Analyses. The project aims to develop and pilot a course in research methods suitable for multimodal communication and discourse analyses, which will be open to research students and researchers in various departments within Social Sciences and the Humanities. The course will be based on research conducted and methods developed by Red Hen Lab project (www.redhenlab.org).