Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning - 2011

Villano and Fleming

Program Team

  1. Dr Renato Villano
  2. Ms Pauline Fleming
University of New England
New South Wales
University of New England


For successfully engaging students in statistics by providing a supportive learning environment and utilising assessment as a learning tool


Teaching statistics to a diverse class of reluctant undergraduate business students is challenging. Renato Villano and Pauline Fleming have a shared belief in a student-centred approach to teaching. They aim to equip students with an understanding of statistical concepts so that they may become intelligent users of statistics. By creating an effective and supportive learning environment and incorporating assessment-based learning, they have achieved improved student engagement and performance in a multi-modal setting.