Both Adam Morton and myself were jointly awarded the 2012/13 British International Studies Association (BISA)-Higher Education Academy (HEA) Award for Excellence in Teaching International Studies linked to our co-taught MA module Theories & Concepts in International Relations.
In making the award, the BISA Teaching and Learning Committee wrote:
‘For their range of interventions and innovative teaching practices on their MA module on IR theory and concepts, Professor Bieler and Dr Morton are worthy recipients of the award for teaching excellence. They have clearly demonstrated the ability and means to teach a difficult subject well and their suite of innovations, including the use of film, music, mini-roundtables, poetry competitions and online resources and tools, provides ample and multifaceted opportunities for their students to engage with the subject and to deepen their learning and appreciation. They are commended in particular for their use of everyday objects as a way into complex theories and their development of a subject-specific pedagogical approach, as well as their work to disseminate their teaching practice through blogs and publication.’