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Dr Albert Sanghoon Park receives Excellence in Teaching Award

4 June 2024

Dr Albert Park
Dr Albert Park

Congratulations to Dr Albert Sanghoon Park, who has received a Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Oxford’s Division of Social Sciences recognising his teaching in the Department of International Development.

Dr Park is a Research Associate and the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead at St Peter’s College. Also a member of the University of Oxford’s Social Sciences Division, He teaches on the flagship MPhil in Development Studies in the Department of International Development.

In their announcement of the award, the Division of Social Sciences highlighted Dr Park’s contributions:

‘Dr Park, who teaches on the flagship MPhil in Development Studies, has made exceptional contributions to the degree since joining in 2022. As a supervisor, he excels in supporting students’ self-development throughout the course. In particular, Albert works with supervisees to explore their course goals and personal trajectories in international development. This care for inclusive learning extends to Albert’s approach to course design. In addition to students and lecturers, he sees teaching assistants as a key link for student learning and feedback. As co-convener of the mandatory Core Course, Albert worked with Course Director and fellow co-convener Dr Chigudu to pilot a capstone ‘Core Forum’. This created a space for the international and multidisciplinary cohort to draw out and discuss their respective views on the past, present, and future of development studies by the end of the course.’

Dr Park said,

‘I thank the students, staff, and faculty at the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) for a research environment that integrates teaching excellence. This award is a credit to the MPhil teaching committee and the departmental culture at ODID, which has allowed me to innovate and further develop my teaching abilities.’

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