A University of Wolverhampton lecturer has won a
prestigious national award in recognition of his innovative
approach to teaching and supporting students.
Dr Brendan Bartram, Senior Lecturer in Education Studies,
has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship from the Higher
Education Academy (HEA).
Dr Bartram’s work focuses on the experiences of international
students, and the experiences and support needs of UK students on
international programmes in higher education.
He is also a firm believer in ‘transformative’ education and
believes effective learning requires students to do something,
ideally by working with each other.
Dr Bartram is among 55 lecturers and learning support staff who
have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships, the most
prestigious awards for excellence in higher education teaching and
support for learning. He is the eighth person from the University
of Wolverhampton to receive a NTF.
The award winners were chosen from over 180 nominations
submitted by higher education institutions across England, Northern
Ireland and Wales. Each will receive an award of £10,000 which may
be used for Fellows’ professional development in teaching and
Dr Bartram, from the University’s School for Education Futures
based at the Walsall Campus, said: “I'm really delighted to have
received the National Teaching Fellowship award.
“The more you can take students through interesting experiences
and exchanges through a two-way dialogue, the more they will
As well as working with undergraduates, Brendan teaches
international students on the MA in Education and coordinates an
international dual degree in Education Studies and English, run in
conjunction with the Hogeschool van Amsterdam in the
His research interests include foreign language education,
comparative education and international education programmes.
Recent publications have examined school pupils’ attitudes to
foreign language learning in England, Germany and the Netherlands,
and various aspects of pedagogy in higher education.
The National Teaching Fellowship scheme is funded by the Higher
Education Funding Council for England, the Higher Education Funding
Council for Wales, and the Department for Employment and Learning
in Northern Ireland, and is open to staff whose roles support the
student learning experience at institutions in England, Northern
Ireland and Wales.
Successful nominees for the National Teaching Fellowship were
backed by their institutions and submissions had to show evidence
of three criteria: individual excellence, raising the profile of
excellence and developing excellence.
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Date Issued: Thursday, 26 July 2012
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