2016 AESOP AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
Published at: 7 April 2016
Innovative Approaches to Interdisciplinarity in Planning Education - Building Capacity to Respond to Interconnected Contemporary Planning Challenges
AIM OF THE PRIZE
Teaching in the broad field of planning is one of the main activities of AESOP Member Schools. Thus, in 2002, AESOP introduced a prize (http://www.aesop planning.eu/en_GB/excellence-in-teaching) which recognizes and encourages Excellence in Teaching. Through this award, AESOP celebrates and disseminates innovative practices in teaching in its Member Schools. The broad aim of the Prize is to stimulate the development of planning courses or groups of courses in order to better prepare students for their forthcoming practice, to further educate practitioners, and to promote the development of a critical perspective. The specific purpose of the prize is to promote and encourage planning schools to apply new pedagogy, theories and/or technologies/techniques in ways that enhance the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to new global planning challenges. The Award provides an important opportunity to disseminate effective practice and importantly to celebrate teaching quality amongst European Schools of Planning.
THE THEME OF THE PRIZE IN 2016
Only AESOP member schools can be nominated for this prize. The course must have been successfully implemented for at least one year. Applicants can either be:
- a planning school;
- a planning department within a university; or
- a group of teaching staff or an individual belonging to an AESOP Member school.
HOW TO APPLY
Please, use the electronic application form available from the AESOP web site.
All material must be submitted electronically.
Applications must be received by 30th of May 2016.
Applications must include a full description of the course or module, as it is described and structured in the 2016 application form.
A panel of academics (AESOP Excellence in Teaching Award Committee) will judge the nominees.
The panel will consist of AESOP members, including a representative from AESOP’s Young Academics Network.
AWARDING THE PRIZE
The winner will be expected to make an audio-visual presentation of the programme at the subsequent year’s congress. He/she/they will also be expected to allow the programme to be presented on AESOP’s website.