Creative Teaching Award

Author: Cal Powell

Jennifer George, a senior lecturer in human development and family science, is one of four faculty recipients of the 2021 Creative Teaching Award from the UGA Office of Instruction.

The Creative Teaching Awards are presented annually on behalf of the Office of Instruction to faculty who have demonstrated exceptional creativity in using either an innovative technology or pedagogy that extends learning beyond the traditional classroom or for their creative course design or implementation of subject matter that improves student learning outcomes in their courses.

George took a new approach to her course “The Science of Studying Human Development and Family Science.” 

In this class, she brought archived data from the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library into her course. Students used qualitative data analyses to develop a holistic understanding of individuals and families over a period of several decades and incorporated their research into meaningful written assignments.