Student Engagement Award Winner

Secondary and Further Education

Sue Yates

Sue Yates

Teacher MacRobertson Girls' High School, Victoria, Australia

“I can’t teach them a recipe; they actually have to work on the process themselves.”

Sue brings over 35 years of experience to her role at the high school and believes that the purpose of education is to help students to enhance and build on their existing skills. For Sue, writing, reading and self expression are the key skills for students’ future development. She makes sure students understand that this continual improvement and development is in their own hands:

“I can’t teach them a recipe; they actually have to work on the process themselves.”

Sue recognized the educational value of Turnitin in helping to achieve this end goal upon its initial introduction to the school, and has made sure that she, her colleagues and importantly, her students are able to realise its full benefits. Sue is described by one of her colleagues as “a wonderful mentor”, running Professional Learning sessions for the English faculty and working closely with teachers in other faculties:

“She is constantly enhancing her understanding of what aspects of the program she can include to enhance her teaching skills and the students' learning.”



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