Bart Gaens, Docent of Japanese Studies, received the prize for the Best International Teacher of the Year 2012 at yesterday's International Evening. The Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY) honours annually one international university teacher who has supported the learning of their students in an exceptional way.
This year, the criteria included student-friendliness, expertise and ability to highlight essential issues, positive attitude towards developing, and giving and receiving constructive criticism. Gaens has gotten exceptionally good feedback from his students. The students who nominated him for the winner of the award praised him for his varying methods of teaching and his willingness to improve his teaching skills.
Photo: HYY’s Board Member Aino Jones congratulated Bart Gaens for receiving the award for Best International Teacher