The Talk by Prof. Banwell Held with Great Success
On March 11th, 2021. Prof. Banwell, Director of Institute for Advanced and Applied Chemical Synthesis (IAACS) in Jinan University delivered a talk on lecturing in English to university audiences in the seminar room at International School. The talk was hosted by Prof. Tang Shuze, Director of Association for Teaching Academic Courses in English (ATACE). Around hundred teachers lecturing in English and students from International School participated offline and online simultaneously.
Prof. Banwell shared his teaching experience in applied chemical analysiseducation, highlighting that cultural and linguistic variations will coexist irrespective of the medium of instruction in academics. Further, Prof. Banwell delightfully addressed the questions from audiences who actively interacted about the teaching techniques for lecturing in English in Chinese universities especially in the current post-epidemic period.
Prof. Banwell was invited by the Association for Teaching Academic Courses in English (ATACE) of International School in Jinan University, aiming to help local teachers improve their teaching quality in lecturing in English. The talk received warm response by teachers.
Biographical Notes of Prof. Martin Banwell:
Martin Banwell attended the Victoria University of Wellington from which he received the PhD in 1979. After a post-doctoral year in the US he moved to the University of Adelaide, then to the Universities of Auckland and Melbourne before joining the Australian National University in 1995. He is currently Director of the IAACS, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and has received various awards from the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, the most recent being the 2014 H. G. Smith Memorial Medal. He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2018 and received the Ryoji Noyori ACES Award in December, 2019.
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