The prize was presented in Sydney at ATTA’s 24th Annual Conference, which brings together academics from Australia, New Zealand and overseas.
This is the fifth time Associate Professor Freudenberg has (individually or as part of a team) won national recognition for his teaching innovation and expertise. His other national awards have included Best Higher Education and Training Collaboration (BHERT: 2009) and citation for outstanding contribution to student learning (ALTC: 2008).
The award winning paper addresses the importance of academics engaging in research about learning and teaching, in order to improve students’ learning outcomes.
Associate Professor Freudenberg said it is critical for academics to have a better understanding of the learning that is taking place in their lecture theatres.
“It is also vitally important to gather evidence in order to show how this can be improved for all stakeholders,” Associate Professor Freudenberg said.
Griffith University recognises that teaching excellence is essential if students are to engage and meet the challenges of tertiary study.
Associate Professor Freudenberg was one of nine Griffith academics promoted for their outstanding contribution to teaching at the beginning of this year.
Associate Professor Freudenberg has been actively involved in the scholarship of learning and teaching with 11 refereed articles on the subject of teaching. This is in addition to his discipline expertise in tax with 20 refereed tax articles. A complete list of Associate Professor Freudenberg’s research can be found at: http://ssrn.com/author=498263