Dr. Janet Dyment, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of School in the Faculty of Education at the University of Tasmania, was recently named Australia’s Teacher Educator of the Year.
This award was given to Dr. Dyment by the Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) at a conference in Brisbane, Australia in July. The aim of the award is to “recognize dedication to innovative teaching practices in teacher education at a university level,” as noted on the ATEA website.
In her positions at the University of Tasmania, Dr. Dyment has taught into many teaching specializations (e.g., health and physical education, leadership, outdoor education, social sciences) and many core teacher education units. She is known for taking an interdisciplinary approach in various curriculum contexts and seeks to make her teaching thematic, integrated, and situated in real-life contexts.
“I am deeply honoured and humbled to receive this award. I feel truly grateful for my experiences both as a PhD student and academic at Lakehead, where my passion for teacher education first began,” she says.
Dr. Dyment is a Lakehead Faculty of Education Joint PhD in Educational Studies alumnus (2005), and was a contract lecturer in Lakehead’s School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism (1999-2003).
Congratulations, Dr. Dyment, on this well-deserved recognition!