Congratulations are in order to Drs. John Collins and Dan Pratt, recipients of the AAACE (American Association for Adult and Continuing Education) 2012 Imogene Okes award for Outstanding Research in Adult Education for their article “The Teaching Perspectives Inventory at 10 years and 100,000 Respondents: Reliability and Validity of a Teacher Self-Report Inventory,” published in Adult Education Quarterly, November 2011 (pp. 1–18). The award will be presented at the November 8 annual conference of AAACE.
Dan Pratt, PhD, Professor and Senior Scholar, The University of British Columbia
Dan Pratt is Professor of Adult & Higher Education in the Department of Educational Studies and holds a cross-appointment to the Faculty of Medicine where he is a Senior Scholar in the Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES). He is a faculty member for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Educators’ Course and the Macy Institute for the Health Professions in the Harvard Medical School. He has been a visiting professor at universities across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
In 1992 Professor Pratt received the Killam Teaching Prize at UBC. In 1999 his book Five Perspectives on Teaching in Adult and Higher Education won the Cyril O. Houle Award for most outstanding literature in adult education. In 2008 he received Canada’s most prestigious university teaching award—the 3M National Teaching Fellowship. In 2011, Dan was inducted into the Adult and Continuing Education International Hall of Fame.
John B. Collins, PhD, Adjunct Professor, The University of British Columbia
John Collins is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia and collaborates with several schools and departments in the Health Sciences. He specializes in program evaluations of educational training and initiatives, especially for mid-career adults in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, law, education, and other social and health services. He maintains a particular focus in developing and validating surveys, scales, and custom-designed indices for large-scale information gathering and analysis.
During 2007–2008, he was invited as contracted researcher at Republic Polytechnic, the newest of Singapore’s five polytechnics and its only completely problem-based instructional institution. Currently, he evades retirement by collaborating on several research projects, writing, publishing, and advising students on thesis and dissertation committees across-campus and at other universities.