Anoka-Ramsey Community College Humanities Faculty member, Kirsten Dierking's article “From Whitehall Palace to Burger King: Teaching the Humanities,” was chosen for the 2010 National Education Association (NEA) Excellence in the Academy Award in the Art of Teaching category.
For her work, Dierking received $2,500 and a plaque commemorating the award which was presented to her at the 2011 NEA Higher Education Conference in Boston, Mass., March 25-27, 2011.
"The article was inspired by my students and their frequent comments about how their humanities education was profoundly meaningful to them,” says Dierking. “I was excited about the impact their learning was having on them and wanted to share ideas I felt were working well in the classroom.”
More About the Art of Teaching Award
The Art of Teaching Award recognizes an article that illuminates one professor’s approach to the complex and intangible dynamic that inspires students with a love of learning or an article that offers practical approaches to improving teaching and learning at the college level.
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Anoka-Ramsey Community College Humanities Faculty member, Kirsten Dierking (left) accepts the 2010 National Education Association Excellence in the Academy Award in the Art of Teaching for her article, “From Whitehall Palace to Burger King: Teaching the Humanities” in Boston, Mass. March 26.