Owen is a seminar tutor on the ‘Basic Criticism’ module which is compulsory for all first year undergraduates. His teaching has received uniformly positive feedback, with his ability to engage all his students in activities and discussions being particularly applauded.
Owen is focussed on creating a collaborative atmosphere where there is constructive critical debate and students are encouraged to come to their own conclusions. He strives to make students feel comfortable and to develop their confidence, as recognised by a student who commented, “Owen’s are the only seminars I feel totally comfortable in”. Other students describe the seminars as “really engaging”, “challenging” and “a good learning environment”. His marking and feedback has received praise and Owen has supplemented this by running individual tutorials and seminars dedicated to essay writing guidance and exam revision respectively.
His staff nominator says “the uniform and unstinting praise of Owen’s work on the module went well beyond the norm and clearly indicated that he had been an inspirational teacher to those students”.
Owen's seminars are the only groups where everybody consistently participates to a high level
The quality and usefulness of Owen’s essay feedback is the best I have had
Owen had been an inspirational teacher for these students at the beginning of their Warwick careers