Arthur Haberman (1996)

habermanAffiliation at the time of the award: York University, History.

Citation: Arthur Haberman has a distinguished record for outstanding teaching. He is a previous OCUFA Award winner and a winner of the York University Teaching Award in 1995. In all his courses, there is an emphasis on critical thinking and active student participation. His consistent high rating among his students is a consequence of his meticulous care in the preparation and delivery of lectures and his astute use of seminar groups to achieve the best possible results from group learning. He is known for his attention to the needs of individual students through his thoroughness in grading written assignments and the sensitivity of his personal and academic counselling

The evidence for Arthur Haberman’s leadership is equally compelling. Within York University, his colleagues praise his mentorship and his contagious passion for learning. His tact, humour and respect for his colleagues’ points-of-view – in addition to the wide range of scholarship and pedagogical standards he brings to his work – help to realize the potential of team-teaching. In his capacity as Master of Founders College, he was instrumental in the design and delivery of York’s prize-winning college-based advising system. He also played a critical role in the development of York’s Faculty of Education and in the development of a new program integrating content and pedagogy. Outside the University, his participation as a faculty member in the National Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Sciences has made him an internationally recognized teacher of teachers. His professional work includes giving papers at various conferences and innumerable meetings with teachers and students in schools. His major publications have contributed to the development of pedagogy in the teaching of History and the Humanities.