Awards recognise outstanding resources for student learning

September 5, 2019 | Education

Australian educators and publishers last night celebrated a year of making outstanding resources for student learning across the country at the Educational Publishing Awards Australia. Twenty vital learning tools produced by local publishers and used in primary, secondary and tertiary classrooms were awarded – as well as Publisher of the Year awards.

Two new awards were presented this year at The Arts Centre, Melbourne. The Scholarly Non-Fiction award, for a work that serves the education market, had 34 nominations and five shortlisted, with Charles Massey’s agriculture-meets-ecology tome Call of the Reed Warbler (University of Queensland Press) taking out the inaugural prize. Using his personal experience from a chemical-using farmer to a radical ecologist the judges said, “Call of the Reed Warbler exemplifies the potential of research-based writing to speak beyond the academy, enriching public discussion and, without question, the lives of its readers.”

The second new award was made in honour of Professor Mike Horsley, who co-founded the EPAAs in 1994. The award is for dedication to the educational publishing sector and was awarded to Firefly Education’s Peter Stannard, who has been serving the sector for 50 years.

Firefly Education had a good night with three trophies, including one for most outstanding primary resource for Sound Waves Foundation. The judges said this resource was innovative in harnessing sound searches and bespoke images to help students use sound for literacy development.

Other outstanding winning resources were Poems to Share II produced by AATE (Australian Association for the Teaching of English) and Red Room Poetry for secondary students, and the Clinical Placement Manual for the Diploma of Nursing 1e by Catherine Joustra and Ali Moloney, published by Cengage.

The judges considered Poems to Share II a uniquely designed box set of cards and praised the use of creative writing works from students alongside teachers and established poets. Judges also commented that Clinical Placement Manual for the Diploma of Nursing 1e is well-designed for student self-assessment in that its Work Experience tool practically supports students’ work placements.

For the second year in a row, the Copyright Agency-sponsored Publisher of the Year awards, which are voted for by educators, were awarded to PLD Literacy (Primary) and Oxford University Press (Secondary). Scroll down for the complete list of award-winners.

Diana Rigg from PLD. Photo: Sue Nelson

 

 

Educational Publishing Awards Australia 2019

Award Winners List

Category: Primary

  • Adaptations, Student or Teaching Resource

WINNER: Oxford Reading Buddy

Various authors, Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand

  • Student Resource – Arts/Science/Humanities/Social Sciences/Technologies/Health and Physical Education/Languages

WINNER: Australian Backyard Earth Scientist

Peter Macinnis, National Library of Australia (NLA Publishing)

  • Student Resource – English (Literacy/Literature/Language)

WINNER: Talk About Texts

Julie Baillie et al, Macmillan Education Australia

Highly Commended: Oxford Reading for Comprehension

Carmel Reilly, Holly Harper, Cameron Macintosh et al.

Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand

  •  Student Resource – Mathematics (Numeracy)

 WINNER: Think Mentals Digital Classroom

Chris Linthorne, Sandra Williams, Peter Williams

Firefly Education Pty Ltd

  • Primary Teaching Resource

WINNER: Sound Waves Foundation Teacher Book and Foundation Online and Student Book

Barbara Murray, Terri Watson

Firefly Education Pty Ltd

Highly Commended: Informative Writing Manual

Beverley Laing

Highlighting Writing Pty Ltd trading as ‘Seven Steps to Writing Success’

  •  Reference Resource

WINNER: The Alphabetic Principle and Beyond: Surveying the Landscape

Robyn Cox, Susan Feez, Lorraine Beveridge

Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)

  • Educational Picture or Chapter Book

WINNER: Through My Eyes: Natural Disaster Zones (series)

Lyn White (series editor), Wai Chim, Zoe Daniel et al.

Allen & Unwin

Highly Commended: Waves

Donna Rawlins, Mark Jackson, Heather Potter

Walker Books Australia

Category: Secondary

  • Student Resource – Junior –  English/Humanities/Languages/Arts/Technologies/Health and Physical Education

WINNER:  Pearson Humanities Victoria 7-10

Grant Kleeman, Peter Byrne, Sharon Szczecinski et al.

Pearson Australia

  • Student Resource – Senior – Mathematics/Science

 WINNER: Chemistry for Queensland Units 1&2 Student book + obook assess

Krystle Kuipers, Paul Keillor, Philip Sharpe et al.

Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand

  • Student Resource – Senior – English/Humanities/Languages/Arts/Technologies/Health and Physical Education

 WINNER: Physical Education for Queensland Units 1&2 2e Student book + obook assess

Crystal Hede, Kate Russell, Ron Weatherby et al.

Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand

Highly Commended: Global Interactions

Grant Kleeman, David Hamper, Helen Rhodes

Pearson Australia

  • Secondary Teaching Resource

 WINNER: Poems to Share II

AATE and Red Room Poetry

  • Reference Resource

 WINNER: Australian Pocket Oxford Dictionary

Mark Gwynn, Amanda Laugesen

Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand

Category: Tertiary and TAFE

  • NEW AWARD: Scholarly Non-Fiction Book of the Year

WINNER: Call of the Reed Warbler

Charles Massy

University of Queensland Press

  • Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Teaching and Learning – print

 WINNER: Learning through Play: Creating a Play Based Approach within Early Childhood Contexts

Christine Robinson, Tracy Treasure, Dee O’Connor et al.

Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand

  • Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Teaching and Learning  – blended learning (print and digital)

 WINNER: Australian Politics in the Twenty-First Century: Old Institutions, New Challenges

Glenn Kefford et al

Cambridge University Press

Highly Commended: Financial Institutions and Markets 8e

Ben Hunt, Chris Terry

Cengage

  • Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Teaching and Learning – digital only

 WINNER: Teaching: Making a Difference, 4th Edition

Rick Churchill, Sally Godinho, Nicola F. Johnson et al.

Wiley Australia

Highly Commended: Bachelor of Applied Business
Chris Swan, Kathryn McInnes
La Trobe University in partnership with Didasko

  •  Tertiary (Adaptations) Teaching and Learning  – print or blended learning (print and digital)

WINNER: Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach, 3rd Edition

Gail E. Tompkins, Carol Smith, Rod Campbell et al.

Pearson Australia

  •  Tertiary (Adaptations) Teaching and Learning – digital only

WINNER: Fundamentals of Corporate Finance

Robert Parrino, David Kidwell, Hue Hwa Au Yong et al.

Wiley Australia

  • TAFE & Vocational Education Teaching and Learning – print or blended learning (print and digital)

 WINNER:  Clinical Placement Manual for the Diploma of Nursing 1e

Catherine Joustra, Ali Moloney

Cengage

  • TAFE & Vocational Education Teaching and Learning – digital only

WINNER: Certificate IV in Patisserie

Kathryn McInnes, Kathy Roser, Denise McCallum

Didasko

  •  The Inaugural Mike Horsley Award

For dedication to Australian educational publishing.

WINNER: Peter Stannard, Director of Firefly Education

 OUTSTANDING CATEGORIES

  •  Outstanding Primary Resource

 WINNER: Sound Waves Foundation Teacher Book and Foundation Online and Student Book

Barbara Murray, Terri Watson

Firefly Education Pty Ltd

  • Outstanding Secondary Resource

 WINNER: Poems to Share II

AATE and Red Room Poetry

  •  Outstanding Tertiary / TAFE & Vocational Resource

 WINNER:  Clinical Placement Manual for the Diploma of Nursing 1e

Catherine Joustra, Ali Moloney

Cengage

  • Publisher of the Year 2019 (Primary) – sponsored by Copyright Agency

PLD Literacy

  • Publisher of the Year 2019 (Secondary) – sponsored by Copyright Agency

Oxford University Press

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