Quartet nets super teacher award

05 November 2007 | Story by Newsroom

This year four candidates have been awarded UCT's highest honour for teaching, the Distinguished Teachers Award.

They are Professor Jane Bennett of the African Gender Institute, Francis Carter of the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, Dr Ivan Joubert in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Dr Jenni Case of the Department of Chemical Engineering.

Carter teaches a class of 65 Bachelor of Architectural Studies students, "quite large for creative work, where every student has an individual take on the issues, and where the work is full of the chaos and opportunity which goes with design learning".

Case, senior lecturer and education development officer, teaches first- and second-year classes of around 100 students.

"I find it exceptionally rewarding to watch their development. But I'm also constantly learning and this is also rewarding."

For Bennett, students are also the most rewarding aspect of teaching.

"… who they are, how they think, reflect, imagine, and what their expertise brings into the seminar and lecture spaces."

Dr Ivan Joubert of the Faculty of Health Sciences

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