The prize was awarded to Dr Eleni Meletiadou for her Digital Storytelling, Translanguaging, and Inclusive Collaborative Group Assessment project.
Date: 6 September 2022
London Met’s Dr Eleni Meletiadou has won the 2022 British Academy of Management Education Practice Award. The award was designed to recognise individual initiatives that enhance management learning and education.
Every year, the British Academy of Management welcomes accounts of inspiring and impactful management education practice which in particular involve the virtual environment due its high relevance at present and in the medium term, that are informed by reflection on context, theories of learning and pedagogical development. Most importantly, the British Academy of Management is keen to support the sharing of that practice and create a critical mass of significant and imaginative practice.
A panel including Business and Management School Deans evaluated the final shortlist and Eleni received a trophy and public conferment of the award during the BAM annual conference. Eleni will be invited to disseminate her practice by hosting a capacity building event and posting material related to the initiative on the BAM website which is available to a network of 2,000 international BAM members. She will also receive support to develop the work for publication.
Dr Eleni Meletiadou is a Senior Lecturer and Course Director for BA Business Management with HR and Director of the RILEAS and GEDI Research Groups at London Met GSBL. Her research covers educational and language assessment, equality, diversity and inclusion, Education for Social Justice and Sustainable Development, writing, gender in management, leadership, crisis management, multilingualism, intercultural competence, HRM and more.
She said: “I feel incredibly proud that I received the prestigious British Academy of Management Education Practice Award 2022 for my project on ‘Digital Storytelling, Translanguaging, and Inclusive Collaborative Group Assessment’. I am truly honoured to be recognised for my work and I feel great satisfaction in being validated in my teaching and research approach.
“The challenges of offering an outstanding teaching experience in recent years with the Covid-19 pandemic have been very demanding, but London Metropolitan University and especially the Guildhall School of Business and Law have risen to the challenge by using research-informed teaching which promotes Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for all students helping each one of them achieve their full potential.
“My project supported our diverse student cohorts in the Post-Covid-19 era developing their digital skills through peer learning/mentoring. For me, this award not only represents the recognition of teaching and learning practice at the highest level but more importantly being part of a community of values – putting learners and the student experience first and caring deeply about teaching and learning.
“This is such a fantastic opportunity to champion innovation and contribute to the evolution of Higher Education, at our own institution and across the sector.”
Eleni added: “I am now in a stronger position to champion teaching, and my personal passions of peer learning/mentoring and student support, across the University and more widely in the sector. I would like to thank the fantastic colleagues who have supported me in this process and in particular thank my students, who worked in partnership with me and engaged so enthusiastically with my teaching.
“I am especially proud to work with students from diverse backgrounds who have used their creativity, passion, and imagination to develop their digital stories. I am committed to improving student learning through high-impact pedagogies of gamification, peer learning and mentoring, and research-informed teaching. I promise I will continue to play an ongoing role in enhancing teaching and learning at London Met, the HE sector, and beyond.”