Dr Mahmoud Masoud highly commended for teaching practice in 2023 Education Awards
The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering is pleased to announce that Dr. Mahmoud Masoud, University Teacher in the Department, has received a commendation in the category of teaching practice at this year's Education Awards.
17th May 2023 saw the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Students' Union come together to host the 2023 Education Awards (known in previous years as the Vice-Chancellor's Awards), wherein staff and students are nominated for awards across 12 different categories by their peers. The awards are run by Elevate, a team who provide support and opportunities for all staff at the Unviersity who teach and support learning to engage in professional development. The purpose of the Education Awards are to aid our university community in celebrating those who have gone above and beyond in the areas of learning and teaching. For the category Dr. Masoud received his commendation in, teaching practice (staff), the awards website lists the following criteria:
Staff whose approach to teaching, assessment and feedback has had a significant impact on inspiring student learning.
Including but not limited to:
- integrating research into their teaching
- using creative and inspiring activities to engage students in learning
- designing innovative assessments
- adopting effective approaches to student feedback
Find out more about the other categories available to nominate award-winners within on the awards website.
Dr. Mahmoud Masoud was nominated by members of the department in order to recognise his work across the areas listed above. As well as exemplifying good teaching practice, Dr. Masoud actively provides opportunities to students to improve their employability once their leave the Department. Last year, he organised the University's first ever Electronic and Electrical Engineering Employability and Skills Development Fair, at which over 200 students from across the Faculty of Engineering were offered networking opportunities and inspiration for their future careers.
Speaking about his teaching philosophy, Mahmoud says:
I believe in the quote from William Arthur Ward, “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires”. My teaching philosophy depends on students’ interaction and attracting their attention inside and outside the classroom. I think it is important to keep a good rapport between me and them. My teaching methodology is to provide students with subject knowledge and transferable skills, whereas my teaching style is based on blended learning with active/interactive learning using a student centred-approach.
Dr. Mahmoud Ibrahim Masoud, University Teacher
University of Sheffield
In addition to his work as a University Teacher in the Department, Dr. Masoud is also the Department Champion for External Institutions, an IEEE Senior Member, IET Member, and most recently in May 2023 received certification that he is now a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Previously a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, the new certification recognises professional recognition from the Higher Education Academic for work in teaching or supported learning via the University's learning and teaching professional recognition scheme.
The Department congratulates Dr. Masoud on these excellent recent achievements, thanks him for his hard work since joining the EEE Department in 2020, and looks forward to seeing his plans for student learning in the future.
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