In an award ceremony at the Sydney Opera House in August, Sandy Allen-Craig (pictured at right of photo) received a citation for outstanding contributions to student learning in her role as a lecturer in the School of Exercise Science at the Australian Catholic University. Sandy received this award for her: ‘sustained commitment to excellence in the development and teaching of innovative curricula which utilise outdoor environments as a powerful medium for student learning’. The Australian Learning & Teaching Council each year presents the Australian Awards for University teaching.
Over a 24 year period, Sandy Allen-Craig has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the development and teaching of innovative curricula which engage and inspire her students, helping them to develop as independent learners who are well equipped for their future endeavours. Sandy uses outdoor environments and pursuits as a framework for intensive learning experiences which are challenging and rewarding, where students' new found knowledge and skills are embedded in experience creating foundations for deep learning.