teaching excellence recognised
lecturer Dr Pauline Kneale is one of the UK's higher education
teaching élite, winning an ILT national teaching
fellowship against a strong field of nominees from higher
education institutions across the country.
Kneale (pictured right with second year geography BSc
student Katherine Clarke) joined Leeds 17 years ago
and has combined work on hydrology with many projects
to develop teaching within geography and across the University.
She has applied her interests in learning styles, skills
and motivation to modules that help to develop written
communication, employability and scientific skills.
Kneale said: "I get a real buzz from challenging
students through group work to reach beyond that which
an individual can achieve. Inspiring students means getting
them involved immediately, engaged with issues, setting
agendas and taking decisions. Getting the University nomination
was really pleasing, making the final list is amazing
there's a lot of very hot competition out there."
second consecutive Leeds winner of the NTFS, Dr Kneale
has £50,000 for her project on boosting geography
students' awareness of their employability through personal
development planning and academic-workplace case studies.
fellowship scheme is run for the HEFCE by the Institute
for Learning and Teaching.