Teaching and learning - Ms Annique Smith
Ms Annique Smith
Lecturer in the BIS Multimedia and BIS Multimedia Honours degrees
Awarded the teaching and learning award for the Department of Information Science in 2019
Nominated as the Best IT Lecturer by the EBIT Faculty House in 2020
Awarded the teaching and learning award for the Department of Information Science in 2021
Third in the EBIT Faculty teaching and learning awards in 2021
Ms Annique Smith: Profile
My ideas on Teaching and Learning
I believe that learning is only successful if it is enduring. In my opinion, a successful learning situation occurs when a student gains new knowledge in an area along with the ability to creatively use this knowledge to solve a variety of problems.
I see my role as a teacher as one where I partner with the students to create situations which foster learning. This involves making use of student-centered, active learning approaches that give the students control over their own education so that they can gain the skills needed for lifelong learning.
I am passionate about teaching and learning theory and spend time improving my knowledge in this field so that I can improve my teaching practices.
I also believe that the innovative use of technology in educational environments can have a positive effect on learning outcomes and as a result of this my research primarily focuses on the use of gamification in higher education.