4 November 2020

Teachers of the Year

Prizes

This year’s teaching prizes for bachelor- and master level teaching have now been awarded.

This year’s teaching prizes for bachelor- and master level teaching have now been awarded.

Like previous years, The Study Board’s quality committee is awarding prizes for outstanding teaching on the bachelor- and master level educations in social science, political science, and security risk management for the academic year 2019/2020.

The prize for outstanding teaching on bachelor level

This year’s prize has been awarded to external lecturer Simon Wandel-Petersen in the 1. semester course ‘Videnskabsteori og metodologi’, fall 2019.

Among other things, the student nomination highlighted:

“(…) Simon made a huge impact on us, when we had our first writing assignment (…). Simon made clear that grades and papers are fundamentally different at university from what they were in high school – the main point being that we are here to learn. The usual attempt to figure out what the teacher want was replaced by a wish to write something original and daring. This was very liberating and an amazing starting point for our coming assignments.”

The prize for outstanding teaching on master level

This year’s prize has been awarded to assistant professor Carolin Hjort Rapp for the master level elective course ‘The Psychology of Politics, Public Opinion and Attitudes Formation’, spring 2020. 

Carolin Rapp
Carolin Rapp

Among the course evaluations were the following arguments:

“Carolin has been a very engaged teacher, which has influenced us to take an even bigger part in the discussions in our seminar sessions.”

“Carolin is a brilliant module convener, she is always willing to help and quick to respond to queries, and this module was well structured and we still managed to have productive and useful virtual sessions despite the circumstance.”

The nominees for the teaching prizes 2019/2020:

Bachelor level:

  • Peter Nedergaard
  • Simon Wandel Petersen
  • Lars Tønder

Master level:

  • Kristin Anabel Eggeling
  • Andreas Bøje Forsby
  • Karen Lund Petersen
  • Carolin Hjort Rapp