Australian Award for University Teaching - Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
Research School of Physics and Engineering
ANU College of Science
As a team, John Debs and Nick Robins use a technology-powered, research-led approach to teach physics. They utilise inquiry-based laboratory sessions, dramatic physics demonstrations, automated online homework, independent online surveys, social media and web-enabled examinations to create an inspiring and motivating course environment. Students are taught not only the physics, but to 'think like a physicist' - a set of professional skills that are highly transferable to other courses, areas of science, and life in general.
John and Nick were a team recipient of an Australian Award for University Teaching - Citation for Outstanding Contribition to Student Learning in 2015.