Pedagogic prize – teacher of the year in natural sciences

Each year Stockholm University invites nominations for the best teachers of the year. Employees and students can nominate a teacher, who has shown excellent pedagogic abilities, who has shown and demonstrated a strong interest in further developing teaching and who just is an excellent teacher.

This year and also last year teachers from the section of Earth and Environmental Sciences received the pedagogic prize among all natural science teachers. Clas Hättestrand from the Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology was awarded this year’s teacher of the year, and last year it was Alasdair Skelton from the Department of Geological Sciences, who received the pedagogy prize.

I did a rough calculation on how many teachers in natural sciences received the price over the years and came to 19 persons since 1992 (no prizes were awarded in the years 2005, 2006 and 2010 – maybe no one was nominated?). Of these Geosciences and Biology had obtained most prizes (six each), with the runner up being Physics.

This is a great achievement for Geosciences and shows that we have really good teachers, who have a strong interest in teaching and in developing their teaching, and who are very much appreciated by their students.

So, who were the other awardees in Geosciences? Here is the list of the geoscience teachers who received the prize:

2014 – Clas Hättestrand, Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology
2013 – Alasdair Skelton, Department of Geological Sciences
2009 – Ingmar Borgström, Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology
2004 – Otto Hermelin, Department of Geological Sciences
2001 – Eve Arnold, Department of Geological Sciences
1992 – Marianne Särkinen, Department of Geological Sciences

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