|Elliot Soloway was at home nursing a sore ankle when the 2002 Golden Apple Award prize patrol showed up. (Photo by Bill Wood, U-M Photo Services)|
What happened was Elliot Soloway, a professor of education, of information, and of engineering.
Several students and staff members stopped by Soloways home last week to inform him that hed won the 2002 Golden Apple Award, an annual award presented by Students Honoring Outstanding University Teaching (SHOUT).
It makes me feel terrific, says Soloway. Its reaffirming that students understand that education is different from teaching. Teaching sounds like lecturing. Its all about discussion. Its about getting students to engage in discussion. Its through discussion that they learn.
Whats my role in all this? asked Soloway, who will deliver his Golden Apple ideal last lecture, at the reception and award presentation 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Mendelssohn Theatre, Michigan League. People learn when theyre motivated, he says. Its very personal. Its about getting students to think.