30th Sep 2014
CCT’s own Colette Kirwan (Computing) and Gemma Davis (Business) have been awarded as ‘Teaching Herores’ at a ceremony at Dublin Castle today at an event attended by Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan and National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning Patron Prof. Mary McAleese. A maximum of two teaching heroes per institution were nominated by students, across the Universities, Institutes of Technology and recognised private colleges.Ms. Colette Kirwan (Computing Faculty) and Ms. Gemma Davis (Business Faculty) of the College of Computer Training (centre) received their awards in the presence of USI President Laura Harmon (left), Minister for Education & Skills Ms Jan O’Sullivan TD, Professor Mary McAleese – former President of Ireland and Patron to National Forum, and Chair of the Forum Prof Sarah Moore (right) at a special ceremony in Dublin Castle on Tuesday, September 30th.
The teaching hero award is the first of its kind in higher education in Ireland. The student body of many higher education institutions have worked with the National Forum to identify teachers across the sector who have had a positive and lasting impact on students’ learning experiences. This is a new way of ensuring that students have the opportunity to have their voices heard by identifying their teaching heroes, and to thank and recognise those excellent teachers at a national level.