The field of higher education is undergoing a revolution. New technologies and new approaches to learning are altering the way educational programs are delivered and are changing the way we learn. But there’s no silver bullet. No single innovative teaching method has become widely promoted or adopted; the traditional lecture hall is still the norm.
In an effort to learn about new, innovative pedagogical approaches, the Wharton SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a global provider of specialist higher education and career information and solutions, have partnered together to launch the “Reimagine Education” Awards. We are seeking submissions from educators around the world who are willing to describe how they are exploring new ways of teaching, learning and delivering educational content. The most innovative approaches will be considered for awards and monetary prizes.
The sponsors of the Wharton - QS Stars Reimagine Education Awards will offer a US$ 50,000 prize fund for the winning entries. Other prizes will be announced during the course of 2014.
The Overall Winner will be the best university department or enterprise to enter, irrespective of subject, region or approach.
In each category there will be nominated entries to be announced one month prior to the awards and each nominated entry will receive a write-up in the Awards booklet and a badge for use in their own promotion and marketing.
All category winners will receive:
Examples of pedagogical touchstones include, but are not limited to, the following attributes in each of the four scoring categories. Judges may also award up to 20 bonus points to capture additional innovative qualities of exceptional entries.
Submissions will be reviewed as follows