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Carabetta wins VC Award for Outstanding Teaching

10 May 2012

Senior lecturer Giuseppe Carabetta, from the Discipline of Business Law, has been honoured with one of the University's highest accolades, the Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Teaching.

This is the seventh award for teaching, and the second Vice Chancellor's Award, that Giuseppe has received since joining the Business School in 2003.

The Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Teaching seeks to promote, recognise and reward learning and teaching excellence, and each successful applicant receives a prize of $10,000.

"I'm absolutely thrilled, and I must say somewhat surprised, to receive another Vice Chancellor's Award," Giuseppe said. "Some maintain that having 300 students in the one large lecture theatre is not great for learning, and that the only reason we still have lectures is because they're "efficient". I've even heard people describe large lectures as "lion taming". I disagree."

"The challenge I set myself each lecture is to trial the same interactive, experiential techniques I'd apply in a small workshop," he continued. "There's something truly magical about the energy of a large, diverse group of students who are willing to get involved, willing to share openly with the group their own personal and/or work experiences, and willing to have fun with it all along the way too."

Professor Geoffrey Garrett, Dean of the Business School, offered his congratulations to Giuseppe.  

"I am so proud of Giuseppe for winning the Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Teaching," Professor Garrett said. "The Business School constantly strives to provide our students the very best possible education, and this award is both good evidence that we are succeeding and inspiration to others to follow in Giueseppe's footsteps."