Outstanding contributions to student learning acknowledged

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Winter 7-7-2010

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle Campus

Publication Place



The Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) has awarded academics from The University of Notre Dame Australia, three Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

Established in 2004 by the Australian Government, ALTC is an independent organisation dedicated to improving the student learning experience by supporting quality teaching and practice.

Citations are awarded to academic and professional staff who have made significant contributions to the quality of student learning in a specific area of responsibility over a sustained period.

The successful Notre Dame recipients were: Professor Richard Berlach (School of Education, Fremantle), Dr Angeline O’Neill (School of Arts and Sciences, Fremantle) and Ms Claire Kaylock ( School of Law, Fremantle).

Vice Chancellor, Professor Celia Hammond said the success of the staff in this year’s ALTC awards was a significant acknowledgement.

“As a University which openly strives for excellence in teaching, we are delighted with these externally judged awards for our staff.

“On behalf of the University, I congratulate our three successful nominees for this national recognition of their outstanding achievements. All three citations reflect the commitment Notre Dame’s staff have to providing excellent teaching, and challenging and diverse educational experiences for our students,” she said.

Professor Berlach’s citation is for sustained commitment to facilitating learning through the development of research culture within the Fremantle Campus’ School of Education.

Dr O’Neill’s citation is for motivating and inspiring students through the creation and outstanding teaching of an innovative, sustained program in English Literature.

Ms Kaylock's citation is for using active student-centred approaches to promote student engagement within a constructivist model of legal learning.

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