Carleton Social Work Professors Sarah Todd and Kenta Asakura have been recognized as exemplary teachers by Carleton University.
Professor Todd received the Provost’s Fellowship in Teaching Award for her leadership and commitment to teaching and learning. The award recognizes educators “dedicated to sustained excellence in teaching, scholarship of teaching and the continual development of teaching.” Recipients are also designated as Carleton University Teaching Fellows.
Assistant Professor Asakura was awarded this year’s New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, which “recognizes those new faculty members who underscore Carleton’s commitment to teaching excellence and innovation.”
Todd and Asakura have been dedicated to finding more effective ways to prepare their students for the field of social work. This has ranged from bringing actors into the classroom to pose as clients to developing an interactive computer program that enables students to practice their counselling skills.
Most recently, they received a Canada Foundation for Innovation grant to support the development of integrative simulation-based research on social work education and practice.
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