Congratulations to Dr Michael Scott who has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship 2017.
The announcement from the Higher Education Academy (HEA) brings Warwick’s total number of National Teaching Fellows to 19 and is a fantastic achievement.
This is the most prestigious individual award for excellence in learning and teaching in Higher Education, recognising significant input at departmental, institutional and national level.
Michael has been instrumental in inspiring and promoting excellence in the teaching of Classics not only at Warwick but also nationally and internationally. He is a source of inspiration to students and colleagues alike, with his utterly contagious passion for the study of the ancient world and a gift for unveiling the past in meaningful, innovative and engaging ways.
Professor Christopher W. Hughes, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)
Michael’s teaching philosophy is devoted to bringing the ancient world back to life through the use of creative and inspiring educational methodologies for research-led practice. He also believes passionately in communicating with the next generation of students through writing books, presenting TV documentaries, giving talks and supporting the work of local, national and international associations.
Michael says: “What students gain from this variety of teaching and learning experiences is not only a sense of an ancient world brought to life, but also an understanding of how they learn best and the confidence to competently debate complex ideas. In addition, they develop a passion for, and enjoyment in, communicating their knowledge and ideas to wide audiences, thus encouraging the next generation of students to delve into a world of study often not easily accessible at school level.
“In the future, I am keen to continue to innovate in my teaching practice. In 2017-8, I am introducing a new undergraduate teaching module (Ancient Global History), which will combine alternative assessments with new digital teaching tools (including ‘Oiko’ my new web portal project which seeks to engage students and the wider public in the interconnected nature of the ancient world). I will also be working as a partner in a new national AHRC funded project on the support for the teaching of Classical Civilisation in schools across the UK.
Dr Michael Scott