Centre for Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning

Faculty of Education

Golden Apple Award

In 1996, the graduating class of the Faculty of Education introduced the Golden Apple Award. Each year, the Education Student Society honours two professors who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the education of pre-service teachers. This is the highest award presented to instructors from the teaching candidates at the Faculty.

This year's recipients are:

2016 - 2017 Holly Ogden
2016 - 2017 Ian Matheson

To learn more about the Golden Apple Award.

Nature of Award

In 1996, the graduating class of the Faculty of Education introduced the Golden Apple Award. Each year, the Education Student Society honours two professors who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the education of pre-service teachers. This is the highest award presented to instructors from the teaching candidates at the Faculty.

Nomination Criteria

Nominees for the award must demonstrate enthusiasm, innovation in teaching, and commitment to students. Eligible recipients include any faculty member or professor regardless of division, specialty or level of appointment. Recipients are excluded from receiving the award in two consecutive years.

Nomination Procedure

Nominations can be submitted by any teaching candidate studying at the Faculty of Education at Queen's, and must include the name of the primary and secondary nominators, name of the instructor being nominated, course title and number, and division and section if applicable. The submission should include a summary of no more than one page outlining the case for the nominee.

Selection Process

The selection committee will be comprised of three members of the Education Student Society Council plus two to four other students at the Faculty. Nominators will be excluded from the selection committee. Following the deadline for submission of nominations, the selection committee will visit the classes of the nominees with a follow-up questionnaire to be completed by randomly selected students from the classes. The nomination form and questionnaire will be used to select the top two individuals. The winner of the award is chosen based on the following criteria plus others to be determined by the selection committee:

  • How well does the instructor motivate or charge the students with enthusiasm for learning about teaching and learning?
  • Does the instructor use novel or innovative instructional methods in the class?
  • Is the instructor available outside the classroom for interaction with the students?
  • How has the instructor demonstrated a true commitment to the education of Queen's students over and above the norm?
  • Has real learning taken place under the instructor (i.e. is the instructor simply a popular person or one who is sincerely dedicated to learning and teaching?)

Past Winners

2016 - 2017 Holly Ogden
2016 - 2017 Ian Matheson
2015 - 2016 Not awarded this year
2014 - 2015 Lorraine Godden
2014 - 2015 Jeffrey MacCormack
2014 - 2015 Cathy Christie
2013 - 2014 Holly Ogden
2013 - 2014 Lindsay Morcom
2012 - 2013 Paul Albertson
2012 - 2013 Stephen Haberer
2011 - 2012 Jan Hartgerink
2011 - 2012 Peter Brodribb
2010 - 2011 Paul Deir
2010 - 2011 Robert McGaughey
2009 - 2010 Jan Hartgerink
2008 - 2009 Stephen Haberer
2008 - 2009 Ena Holtermann-Delong
2007 - 2008 Stephen Haberer
2007 - 2008 Jan Hartgerink
2006 - 2007 Elspeth Morgan
2006 - 2007 Andy Rush
2005 - 2006 Cathy Christie
2005 - 2006 Flemming Kress
2004 - 2005 Diane Lawrence
2004 - 2005 Tom Russell
2003 - 2004 Paul Deir
2003 - 2004 Joan McDuff
2002 - 2003 Skip Hills
2002 - 2003 Joan McDuff
2001 - 2002 Deborah Berrill
2001 - 2002 John Freeman
2000 - 2001 Lynda Colgan
2000 - 2001 David Cosh
1999 - 2000 Cathy Christie
1999 - 2000 Ellie Deir
1998 - 1999 Dick Mansfield
1998 - 1999 Larry Miller
1997 - 1998 Joan McDuff
1997 - 1998 Tom Russell
1996 - 1997 Stephen Elliot
1996 - 1997 John Fielding
1995 - 1996 Joan McDuff
1995 - 1996 Joan O'Callaghan

Rose A. Freeman Memorial Award

The Rose A. Freeman Memorial Award was established to provide an award for excellence in performing their duties as a Teaching Assistant (TA) for a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed./Dip. Ed.) course in the Faculty of Education at Queen's University.

This year's recipients are:

2016 - 2017 Michael Pitblado

To learn more about the Rose A. Freeman Memorial Award.

Nature of Award

The Rose A. Freeman Memorial Award was established to provide an award for excellence in performing their duties as a Teaching Assistant (TA) for a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed./Dip. Ed.) course in the Faculty of Education at Queen's University.

Nomination Criteria

To be eligible the TA must be a graduate student in the Faculty of Education at Queen's University who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the education of students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Con.Ed., B.Ed., Dip. Ed.) program in the Faculty of Education at Queen's University through his or her role as a TA.

Nomination Procedure

Con. Ed., B.Ed., Dip. Ed. students and professors may nominate a TA for this award by submitting a letter in support of the nominee to the Faculty's Graduate Studies and Bureau of Research Office, Room A106, Duncan McArthur Hall, Queen's University by November 30th and April 15th each year.  Complete nomination packages must consist of a minimum of two letters, one of which must be from a professor.  The name of the TA and courses taught by him or her must be included in the nomination document as well as the details for why the TA is being nominated as deserving of the award.  There will be a maximum of two awards per academic year.

Selection Process

Selection is made by the Graduate Studies and Research Committee in the Faculty of Education.  The Committee will review all nomination packages and determine Award winning TA's by taking into consideration all information received from both students and professors.  All decisions are final.

Presentation of Award

Presentation of the award will normally be made at the B.Ed. Closing Ceremonies in April.

Past Winners

2016 - 2017 Michael Pitblado
2015 - 2016 Suparna Roy
2014 - 2015 Pamela McDonald
2013 - 2014 Chi Yan Lam
2012 - 2013 Sean Cousins
2011 - 2012 Kezia Cooke-Brown
2010 - 2011 Peter Bowers
2010 - 2011 King Luu
2009 - 2010 Terry Bridges
2009 - 2010 Shireen VanBuskirk
2008 - 2009 Chris DeLuca
2008 - 2009 Holly Ogden
2008 - 2009 Michelle Searle
2007 - 2008 Natalie Norbraten
2006 - 2007 Heather O'Reilly