National honour for inspirational teacher September 22, 2017 Instilling self-belief: Dr le Breton has earned national recognition for his inspirational teaching. A lecturer in Murdoch’s flagship enabling course On Track has won a national teaching award for his innovative approach to student learning. Dr Peter le Breton from the Centre for University Teaching and Learning has been awarded a national Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. This Citation forms part of the Australian Awards for University Teaching, administered by the Federal Government Department of Education and Training. These prestigious awards recognise quality teaching practices and outstanding contributions to student learning. Dr le Breton teaches in On Track, a 14-week course that equips students with the research, writing and thinking skills necessary to successfully study at university. He was recognised for his inspirational teaching style, providing students with an excellent learning environment that is personal, accessible, challenging and rewarding. “I create a safe climate that nurtures and strengthens the motivation and self-efficacy of students,” Dr le Breton said. “It is important to care for students by listening to them deeply and being vulnerable. I speak about my own life journey, failures and achievements, not to impress them, but to impress upon them the importance of passion, resilience, investing in failure, embracing adversity, and other optimal learning principles I seek to model. “I strive to find innovative ways to engage and dialogue with students, demystify critical thinking and literacy, redefine success and failure, model a ‘growth’ mindset, and help students to establish patterns of behaviour conducive to high-level learning.” Murdoch University Vice Chancellor Professor Eeva Leinonen praised Dr le Breton’s contribution to learning. “Dr le Breton’s unfailing support and passion instills students with the self-belief in their abilities,” Professor Leinonen. “He plays an essential role in opening a realm of future possibilities for students and is well deserving of this national recognition.” Dr le Breton will receive a $10,000 award from the Department of Education and Training to further enhance his expertise and contribution to learning and teaching at Murdoch. Print This Post Media contact: Pepita Smyth Tel: (08) 9360 1289 | Mobile: 0417 171 551 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Teaching and Learning, Future Students, Murdoch achievements Tags: australian award for university teaching, centre for university teaching and learning, citation for outstanding contribution to student learning, on track, peter le breton; eeva leinonen Comments (One response) Dr. Zahid September 26, 2017 Congratulations Dr. le Breton Good luck for future endeavors as well Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!