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ITB Lecturers honoured at Ireland's National "Teaching Hero" Awards

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12/10/2016 14:49:42


Congratulations to Gael Le Roux (Department of Humanities) and Kevin Murphy (Department of Humanities) who have been recognised for their excellence in teaching through the receipt of the 'Teaching Heroes' award by the National Forum for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in partnership with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI).

The awards marked the culmination of a 2016 Teaching Hero campaign that saw over 800 higher education teachers nominated by their students for these awards.



Since its foundation in 2013, the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education has focused on enhancing the quality of the teaching and learning for all students at third level, be they full-time, part-time or flexible learners.
The teaching hero award is the first of its kind in higher education in Ireland as it's based on student nominations.



Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD said "I congratulate all the 2016 Teaching Heroes. The Teaching Hero Awards programme is a valuable initiative that actively supports and promotes excellence in teaching. This year's awards honour outstanding teachers who bring about exceptional learning for students, who thrive in an environment of innovation, creativity and inspiration. Teaching excellence brings out the best in both teacher and student. I wish the National Forum and USI the very best in this Awards partnership that is committed to achieving and maintaining best practice in teaching and learning in our higher education sector."

Commenting at the 2016 Teaching Hero Awards, Dr Terry Maguire, Director of the National Forum said: "The National Forum, in partnership with USI, is delighted to present these awards to very worthy teaching heroes. We have had a fantastic response from higher education students all over the country. These Awards provide students with direct opportunities to recognise excellence in teaching and to have their voices heard as valuable partners in their own education. The Forum congratulates the 2016 heroes who will now become the latest addition to the growing Teaching Hero cohort."



The Teaching Hero campaign 2016 focuses on innovative, creative and inspiring teaching and its impact on student learning.

The 37 Teaching Heroes were recognised and celebrated at a very special event at The Printworks, Dublin Castle on 27 October.

To view the full list of the teaching heroes from all participating institutions, Click here


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