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24 February 2022

Deakin wins at AAUT awards

Deakin University has been awarded a new citation at the 2021 Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT). The prestigious awards, now in their 25th year, celebrate excellence in higher education and recognise learning and teaching programs or services that have a positive impact on the student experience. ‘Deakin is delighted to congratulate our award-winning team,’ said Professor Liz Johnson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic. ‘Alongside the challenges of pivoting online to continue learning during the pandemic, our teaching teams have continued to develop and grow innovative solutions and learning designs. ‘Our award winners this year have created a very successful capstone experience that links learning to practical application. The focus on employability is particularly valuable to students and has been maintained throughout recent disruption. It is also terrific to see success for a teaching team who demonstrate collaboration at its very best.’

The winners

Dr Christine Contessotto, Dr Edwin Lim and Associate Professor Luckmika Perera received a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning for excellence in the development of an innovative capstone curricula. The program allows scaffolding of employability skills embedded in authentic learning activities and assessments for Accounting students. You can view the full list of recipients and watch the awards ceremony on the AAUT website.
Head shots of the winners

Learn more about AAUT awards

Deakin provides support to all staff interested in applying for an AAUT award. A range of mentors from around the University, who have previously won an AAUT award, work with applicants to produce high quality submissions. For more on the AAUT process, past winners and how to apply in the future Deakin staff can visit the teaching and learning awards page on DeakinHub.

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