Hear more from Tony in relation to teaching in on YouTube (from the Australian Government Department of Education and Teaching).
Tony is Senior Lecturer in History and Course Director of the Bachelor of Arts. Tony primarily teaches the Holocaust as well as Sport in History. He is a recipient of an OLT Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. Tony is part of the Editorial and Management Committee for the Australian Policy and History Network.
(From left to right: Head of School of Humanities and Social Sciences Professor Matthew Clarke, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Education Professor Beverley Oliver, Dr Jaclyn Broadbent (fellow Deakin award winner, Psychology), Dr Tony Joel, Vice Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander)
“Dr Tony Joel excels in creating and sharing high support/high challenge learning environments that are constructively aligned to enhance students’ learning experiences and outcomes. Through a rich blend of authentic learning activities Tony motivates and inspires History students to use their naturally inquisitive minds to better develop their knowledge and understanding of how the past continues to shape the world in which we live.
Tony arranges imaginative and indeed confrontational learning opportunities that invite students to engage with the “living past,” such as the annual weekend seminar he conducts at Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust Centre where his students become historical custodians through meeting with survivors. An exponent of the teaching-‐research nexus, Tony draws on his discipline expertise, international field research, and advanced interactive media strategies to build curricula and resources that foster enquiry-‐based learning. His inventive assessments encourage students to learn and apply transferable skills directly linked to the University’s designated graduate learning outcomes.” – Deakin University – Awards and Achievements