The Expanding Opportunities award recognises individuals who purposefully include students in co-curricular opportunities and who support students to engage in ways that connect their academic experience to broader initiatives such as service, internships or employability skills.This also includes through involvement in improving the wider teaching and learning community at King’s.
The nominations describe Antonio's work in an innovative and hands-on module where students design and build a space rover with locomotion inspired by animals who live in harsh climates. Students spend 6 hours per week in design workshops and makerspace sessions, building up to a final demo day.
This type of teaching demands a flexible approach, where teachers adapt their expertise to unforeseen problems that might be faced by students and to support them as they work in diverse groups. Antonio thrives in this environment, showing a real passion for his subject and an extraordinary knowledge and flexibility.