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Top award for lecturer

A University of Gloucestershire lecturer is celebrating after being awarded the title of National Teaching Fellow today (5th August).

Dr Alan Marvell, senior lecturer in events management at the university, thanked everyone who has supported him throughout his teaching career.

The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) celebrates and recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education. It is the highest accolade for teaching in higher education.

On its website, Advance HE wrote: "Alan is renowned for his transformational research-informed practice in fieldwork, through the creation of affective learning spaces and applied student-led pedagogy.

"Trained as a teacher, he focuses on situating students at the centre of learning that is regarded as being innovative across the sector.

"Alan actively experiments with a range of learning and teaching strategies, including problem-based and experiential learning, as well as practical applications of co-production.

"He promotes the idea that learning is a process that is best achieved as a constructive dialogue, empowering students to interact with staff and peers to create knowledge and gain a deeper understanding of the world around them. Teaching events and tourism management, Alan places students at the centre of their learning, encouraging them to take responsibility for their development through experiential and authentic practices.

"Alan works with local businesses and communities to deliver a connected learning experience for his students. He is also renowned for his innovative field-based teaching methods."

Alan has shared his ideas at national and international conferences and in academic journals.

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