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Dr. Bowden's Achievement

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News created: 22 Jul 2011

The Faculty of Business and Economics is proud to announce that Dr Jana Bowden (Department of Marketing and Management) has been awarded an Australian Learning and Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. 

Awarded under the category of Early Career Achievers, the award is a recognition of the highly interactive, cohesive and collaborative learner-oriented culture  that Jana develops in her classrooms.

Jana’s enthusiasm for marketing and her unique teaching techniques, such as open forum intervals, where with the use of anecdotes, narratives and storytelling, students are encouraged to establish interconnections between the theory and their real life experiences, translate into an engaging, and enriched educational experience for her students.

Jana’s teaching philosophy is about viewing students as “active producers of knowledge” and actively engaging them in the learning process. “For me, lectures and tutorials are the learning laboratories in which we explore our students’ personal meanings of the material, and we encourage them to make connections between their learning within our units and their individual worlds.” , explains Jana.

Jana is also the recipient of the 2010 Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s citation for outstanding contribution to student learning and the 2009 Faculty of Business and Economics award for enhancing the student experience in MKTG101.

Jana will be presented with the Citation at the 2011 Australian Awards for University Teaching ceremony at the Sydney Opera House on 16 August, along with the 22 other recipients.

The Faculty congratulations Dr Bowden on this great achievement!

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