Dr Carol Hayes is a senior lecturer from the ANU College of Asia and Pacific, and she just won an award for Teaching Excellence at the Australian Awards for University Teaching, which is all sorts of great.
The citation for the award praised Dr Hayes’ leadership in Japanese studies across Asia and the Pacific.
Hayes has been an early adopter of digital technologies, which she uses to invigorate the students to learn.
“I encourage my students to use their language study to inform their cultural study and vice versa, requiring them to engage with popular media, such as film and anime, and to pin their discussion to solid examples from primary sources,” says Dr Hayes.
“The incorporation of authentic primary materials is vitally important if students are to experience first-hand the cultural richness and diversity of the Japanese language and society.”
Read more about Carol and her work here.
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