Teaching and Learning 2022    
Teaching and Learning Awards 2019 Teaching and Learning Awards 2020 Teaching and Learning Awards 2021






Several Teaching and Learning awards were recently handed out to staff members of the EBIT Faculty members. The following staff members received recognition for their contribution to Teaching and Learning in their respective departments. 

2019 Awards EBIT Faculty

Carl Sandrock

Chemical Engineering

Warren du Plessis

Electrical, Electronic & Computr Engineering


Wynand Roux 

Materials Science & Metallurgical Engineering


James Maina

Civil & Bio-systems Engineering

Nadia Viljoen

Industrial & Systems Engineering

Schalk Els

Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering


Jannie Maritz

Mining Engineering

David Walwyn

Engineering & Technology Management


Ida Breed


Johnny Coetzee

Town & Regional Planning


Hein Venter

Computer Science


Annique Smith

Information Science


Machdel Matthee and Marita Turpin 


Anneli Billman



Helen Inglis

EBIT Special Award


Martina Jordaan

Special Award: JCP



Dr Helen Inglis received a special award for her contribution to teaching and learning in the Faculty and Dr Martina Jordaan received special recognition for her contribution to JCP.

2018: Dr Riana Steyn 

Dr Riana Steyn received the award for the innovative teaching styles which move beyond the classroom. She has managed to connect her teaching styles with the mind, brain and education research informed strategies by asking the question, “what it takes to learn”. She embarked on a journey to find the best way of ensuring that what the lecturers teach the students actually “stick” and to understand what it takes to learn. She connects to the students in a blended learning environment by incorporating technology through most of her teaching strategies.

Dr Steyn has also set out to design the first interactive textbook used in this course due to the struggle to find a relevant textbook for her business analysis course. She believes that lecturers need to engage students far more effectively than they did previously.

2017: Prof Josua Meyer

Prof Meyer received the award for his initiative (1) in making use of different approaches to explain complicated concepts, and (2) to produce videos of all his lectures. This blended learning gave students some element of student control over time, place, path, pace, and opportunity for repeating/revision. The videos are available on YouTube and are being used internationally by students, academic staff, and engineers in the industry. It has been watched more than 1.2 million times, and the channel has more than 14 000 subscribers.


Prof Tania Hannekom received the award for her initiative of the Robot Race event which forms part of the Microcontrollers module EMK 310

Carl Sandrock

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