Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning - 2011

Dr Christopher Fulton

The Australian National University
Australian Capital Territory
The Australian National University

Citation

For using problem-based interactive approaches that motivate students to engage with marine ecology and understand the science behind marine environmental issues

Synopsis

Dr Fulton believes that a deeper understanding of our marine world is achieved when we build learning opportunities around students' personal motivation and curiosity to unravel a problem like overfishing. Using problem-based and interactive approaches, such as lecture conversations, adventure learning, and role-playing assessments, Chris uses open communication to draw out students' views and foster deep change in how they perceive problems facing our marine environment and their role in the solutions.