Mr Shane Herrington
School of Art and Design, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences
VICE-CHANCELLOR’S AWARD FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE
The ANU School of Art and Design Environment Studio and its Balawan and Buugang courses are the culmination of many dedicated minds, hearts and hands. Both courses aim at providing undergraduate and postgraduate students from across ANU with meaningful learning opportunities that reveal the depth and vibrancy of Aboriginal culture. Key values of respect, reciprocity and shared cultural learning are central to course objectives and emergent outreach programs.
"Camping on country, in a learning environment acutely attuned to their physical, emotional and intellectual wellbeing, the students experience the potency of peer learning and course content delivery,
which comes directly from local cultural experts."
"At the heart of the Environment Studio courses are sustained collaborations with First Nations communities and a deep commitment to including their perspectives – unfiltered."