North West University, South Africa
Estie Lubbe is a Lecturer and Programme Leader for Financial Accounting in the School of Accounting at the North West University: Vaal Triangle Campus in Vanderbijlpark. She received an ITEA (Institutional Teaching Excellence) Award in 2013 from the NWU University. She serves on the Teaching and Learning Committee of the Faculty for Economic Sciences and IT. She was part of the pilot group to implement Smart guides (interactive study guides) on the campus.
She uses the flipped classroom pedagogical model for third year Accounting students. Students are required to view short videos on the theory at home before the class session and this enables contact sessions to be devoted to practical work. This change enables more students to be engaged in the contact sessions and increase their confidence in the subject.
She is passionate about engaging students and guiding them to reach their full potential. She is an innovative academic who incorporates creative approaches in her teaching and inspires fellow academic colleagues in her faculty. Her current interests are flipped learning, creativity in teaching, engaging students and online assessment.