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Dr Ding Ding. Photo: CBE

Dr Ding Ding. Photo: CBE

Teaching excellence award for inspiring lecturer

1 March 2019

Dr Ding Ding was awarded the 2018 Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning from the Australia Awards for University Teaching (AAUT). Ding Ding teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in Derivatives and International Finance at the College of Business and Economics (CBE).

This award is given to recognise approaches to teaching and the support of learning that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn. This is not the first time Ding Ding has had her teaching commended. In 2017, she received the CBE Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning and in 2018, the ANU Vice-Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Early Career Category).  

Joy of teaching

Dr Ding Ding is passionate about her area and finds it immensely gratifying to share that enthusiasm with her students.

“I love finance and teaching is a great platform to share my joy to a wider audience, and I am very fortunate to be able to do what I love to do, everyday! It's wonderful to see curiosity and joy brimming in the eyes of my students when I am teaching, and to talk to them in class and in consults when they are eager to know more,” says Ding Ding.

In 2017, a student came to Ding Ding’s office with a 9-page letter, describing how she had either failed or merely passed classes for the first two years of her studies. The student couldn’t see the point of finance and was unmotivated, until she joined Ding Ding’s class. Through lectures, consultations, and spontaneous chats while walking back from class, her passion was reignited and, in the student’s words, Ding Ding had “single-handedly changed my life path”.

“She obtained a High Distinction in the class and went on to do well in her remaining courses, often coming back to consult with me. She is now starting a Master’s degree with us in CBE and I continue to mentor her progress. So in the end, students are the inspiration for me to be reminded of my duty to them and my empathy for their well being. I may not be able to change the world, but I am grateful that I could help to shape the success of one student.”

Read more about Dr Ding Ding’s academic career and research here.

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