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Suggest the winner for Magister Bonus -prize

25.10.2017

Have you come across a brilliant lecturer, a dedicated supervisor or an otherwise excellent teacher? The Student Union rewards this year’s best teacher at the University of Helsinki. Send in your suggestions! 

Every autumn, HYY's Good Teacher - Magister Bonus prize is awarded to a teacher who has shown skills and interest both in teaching and students. All the student community members or organisations may nominate candidates. A council of students will process all applications and make a suggestion to the Student Union board.  Special attention will be given to student-friendliness, expertise, active attitude towards developing, and giving and receiving constructive criticism.  This year we will also emphasize how the teacher supports study ability and students’ well-being in teaching. 

The award will be presented at the anniversary of the Student Union on 23rd November.

The criteria and nomination instructions for Magister Bonus:

Student-friendliness
In addition to a positive attitude, student-friendliness also includes the willingness to improve general well-being and communality. An attitude that appreciates students can be seen in counselling, lectures and in other activities.

Expertise
Expertise appears as the ability to highlight essential issues. A good teacher is enthusiastic about their field and also conveys one's enthuasiasm to students. A professional teacher is also a student's reliable guide to the scientific community. 

Active attitude towards development  
A good teacher actively develops both oneself as a teacher and one's teaching methods. A good teacher has a positive attitude towards the development of teaching and uses new teaching technology applications, electronic systems and information technology  in teaching. A good teacher works as a part of the scientific community and aims to develop teaching at one's department and the university.

Giving and receiving constructive feedback 
A good teacher knows how to collect feedback and also actively uses the feedback to develop teaching. A good teacher knows how to give constructive feedback to students and encourages students to an open dialogue.

The suggestions should be made by 7.11. at 23:59: https://www.lyyti.in/Hyva_opettaja__Magister_Bonus__Best_International_T...

Any member or a member organisation of the academic community can make suggestions. The candidates must be in a teaching position at the University of Helsinki. The reasons should include examples of how the nominated person fulfills the criteria. In addition, the application may include comments by students and other members of the academic community or other suitable examples of the candidate's merits. You may download this information as attachments in the e-form. 

For further information please contact board member Minna Suorsa, p. 050 5439612, minna.suorsa@hyy.fi