National Teaching Fellowship Scheme

 

 

‌National Teaching Fellowship Scheme 2017


We are delighted to announce that Dr Philip Hanna from the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2017 for his work in computing education.  The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme recognises and rewards individuals who are judged to make an outstanding impact on the student learning experience, and provides the means to develop a proactive community of National Teaching Fellows.  Fifty-five individual awards were available across the UK Higher Education sector in 2017, in recognition of individual excellence. 

Dr Hanna was nominated to go forward as a Queen’s University’s institutional nominee in April 2017 and won the Award following a rigorous peer review and selection process.  The National Teaching Fellowships will be awarded at a celebratory event in November.As Director of Education in his School, he is responsible for the development and delivery of a range of accredited degree programmes that are taught to approximately two thousand undergraduate and postgraduate students.  Philip feels passionately that those studying for a degree should benefit from improved life choices. His goal is to inspire and support students so they achieve their full potential. He does this in a ‘joined-up’ manner that takes into account the needs and prior experience of learners, alongside preparing them for the challenges they will face in the future.

He has helped encourage younger pupils to study computing through a series of interactive and fun workshops across a wide range of schools. He also received a significant grant from the Northern Ireland Department of Education to deliver a series of upskilling courses for A-level teachers to help them develop the programming skills needed to teach the new computing A-levels.  These efforts have helped to double the number of NI students who take an A/AS level qualification in computing.

Through establishing a Software Academy, Philip has introduced several new degree programmes that have been designed in collaboration with employers. This includes MEng and BEng programmes in Software Engineering and a conversion MSc in Software Development which was designed to widen access to HE by being accessible to graduates from non-computing backgrounds. Philip has worked with employers to embed guest lecturing, case studies and jointly supervised projects throughout the curriculum. Alongside this, he has incorporated a series of hackathons and tech talks, and promoted the use of innovative technology to support blended learning.

Combined, these actions have resulted in significant student growth and helped Northern Ireland to become one of the most popular destination in Europe for IT companies and software development projects.  In the future, Philip will extend the teacher training initiatives to support GCSE teachers. He also plans to develop the Software Academy so that it becomes an established centre of excellence for software engineering education.

 

 

 

 

- an overview of the NTF Scheme and the nomination process;

- a presentation by at least one National Teaching Fellow who will advise about the scheme from their perspective, the work which was presented in their nomination for a NTF award and their subsequent activities;

- discussion of how a nomination can be developed; examples of the level of evidence required; consideration of how to work towards a NTF nomination.

An introduction to the new CATE, including an:

- overview of the pilot scheme led by a member of HEA staff;

- opportunity for discussion about the new scheme

- See more at: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/recognition-accreditation/national-teaching-fellowship-scheme-ntfs#sthash.ZG4zFAvH.dpuf

- an overview of the NTF Scheme and the nomination process;

- a presentation by at least one National Teaching Fellow who will advise about the scheme from their perspective, the work which was presented in their nomination for a NTF award and their subsequent activities;

- discussion of how a nomination can be developed; examples of the level of evidence required; consideration of how to work towards a NTF nomination.

An introduction to the new CATE, including an:

- overview of the pilot scheme led by a member of HEA staff;

- opportunity for discussion about the new scheme

- See more at: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/recognition-accreditation/national-teaching-fellowship-scheme-ntfs#sthash.ZG4zFAvH.dpuf

 

Previous Queen's University National Teaching Fellowship Winners

 ‌NTFS winner 2014 Photo for NTFS Prof Brian Whalley NTFS winner 2008 Mr D Gibson - NTFS - winner 2007

Dr Joe Duffy
NTFS Winner 2014

Dr Tess Maginess
NTFS Winner 2013
Prof Brian Whalley
NTFS Winner 2008
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Mr David Gibson
NTFS Winner 2007
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‌‌Prof Bev Milton-Edward - NTFS winner 2004
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NTFS Winner 2004
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Professor Vicki Tariq
NTFS Winner 2003

 

Professor Carol McGuinness
NTFS winner 2001