Adam Gray, winner of the 2017 Award for Pedagogical Excellence, Malmö University. Assistant Lecturer (Adjunkt) in English with a specialization in Academic Writing, and Theatre. Students' Evaluation on the 2017 Teaching Award: Adam Gray creates an inclusive and positive learning environment, both in physical and digital space. He ensures that everyone is participating, giving everyone the space they need and treating each student with respect. Adam makes it possible to see how the things he has taught have a practical application. All students are encouraged to develop their own thoughts and ideas. His teaching helps us to develop our skills and thought processes so that we can ask critical questions and participate in the academic conversation. His lectures are well planned, everything is clear, and if it is not, he really takes the time to explain until you understand. Through his use of digital media, he gives each student very clear, specific and practical feedback.
SKILLS: Excellent people skills and particularly good at teaching by making difficult ideas simple and clear. Teaching and curriculum design for ESL, academic writing, grammar and punctuation, rhetoric and presentation skills, dramatic literature and acting, and Digital e-learning.
EXPERIENCE Teacher at Malmö University, Sweden from 2002 to the present.
Teaching Academic English and Presentation Skills in the Centre for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (AKL). Adjunct Instructor of English & Theatre in the Department of Language & Linguistics.
Developed several courses for undergraduates, focusing on helping students who have English as a second language to succeed at academic writing. I have also developed theatre courses within the English Studies Program. Additionally, I have digitalised English courses, using a web-based learning platform and filming lectures and grading. Moreover, I oversee the English tutors training and work in The Writing Centre.
Other Teaching Experience 1992-98, Hyllie Park College: Drama Program Teacher 1991-92, Highroad Academy: Drama Teacher
EDUCATION M.A. (120 credits) with a Major in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2020 to 2024, Malmö University); B.A. in English Studies (2012, Malmö University); TESL & TESOL - Teaching English as a Second Language & Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (2009, British College of Teachers); B.Ed. in Theatre & History (2002, The Swedish National Agency for Higher Education); B.A. in Drama & History & Education (1992, Trinity Western University).
Gray, A. (2020b). Teaching and Learning via Technology: Digital Feedback. The Journal of Teaching and Learning Malmö University, 1(2), Available at: https://ojs.mau.se/index.php/JoTL/article/view/583.