Watson wins Armitt teaching award

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Math instructor David Watson has won the Angela Armitt Award for Excellence in Teaching by Part-Time Faculty. Established in 1989, the award is “based on evidence of continuing outstanding contributions to the academic development of students.”

Dave’s personal education philosophy is “not so much about transmitting information as it is about transforming knowledge so as to make it accessible to others.”

In support of the nomination, Dean Julia O’Sullivan wrote: “Dave’s students speak of entering ‘math class’ at the beginning of the year with a degree of trepidation. At the end of the program, they are confident, not just in their knowledge of the content but in their ability to teach it to others with that same creativity and vigour demonstrated by Dave. He truly inspires our teacher candidates to become, like him, enthusiastic, energetic, effective and caring educators.”

Award recipients receive a medal and a scroll presented at Spring Convocation.