Congratulations to Dr David Easdown for receiving an ACE Quality Teaching Award for NSW
Dr David Easdown, Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the School of Mathematics and Statistics, will receive one of the 2010 NSW Quality Teaching Awards, for the tertiary sector, at a Presentation Ceremony at Government House, Sydney, on 5 November.
These awards, under the auspices of the Australian College of Educators (ACE), and administered through the NSW Department of Education and Training, are widely regarded as being among the most prestigious awards for teaching in Australia. The assessment process is comprehensive and rigorous, involving refereeing, a learning portfolio and in-class observation and interviews by ACE experts with Dr Easdown's professional colleagues and students.
Dr Easdown was judged on his professional knowledge, understanding, skills and values using criteria developed by the ACE. Dr Easdown is a mathematician who has taught at the University of Sydney since 1990, and before that at several other Australian Universities. He has written a successful textbook on undergraduate mathematics, which incorporates and contributes towards contemporary theories and models of learning, and has many years experience as a postgraduate supervisor and mentor.[close]
Dr David Easdown, Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the School of Mathematics and Statistics, will receive one of the 2010 NSW Quality Teaching Awards, for the tertiary sect...[more]