Professor Alistair Thomson

Professor Alistair Thomson

Awarded Year | 2018
Awards Type | Teaching Award
University | Monash University
Current Position | Professor of History | Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences Australia | President Oral History Australia
Discipline: Humanities and Social Sciences
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What I can offer as a Mentor

I've loved teaching in university and adult education settings for 35 years now, so I've learnt a bit along the way and still enjoy it when I try new ways to teach or dive into new topics. I've also got experience reading, writing and assessing applications of all sorts (research and education), so I can help with editing an application so that it is clear and concise, and so the ideas sing. My own teaching and research straddles the humanities and social sciences, so I can engage with teaching proposals across a disciplinary spectrum. And, to be frank, though all the emerging teaching and learning technologies in the world are wonderful, I still believe that it's the ability to connect to where students are coming from and what excites them, and our passion for ideas and engagement, that makes for wonderful teaching and learning.

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