After 2 years of great success, we are very excited to announce the College’s continued commitment to the role of ‘Scholar in Residence’. The Scholar in Residence is responsible for providing support and mentorship to students and staff involved with a range of academic programmes. The role will provide support for new curricular initiatives concerning philosophy, ethics and social justice. The Scholar in Residence will also give guest lectures and support research initiatives by providing expertise on research methodology and analysis.
We are delighted to have Akram Azimi continue in his role as Scholar in Residence. Akram is a practicing sociologist; and over the last 10 years, he has taught science, neurobiology, writing, epistemology, service learning and law at three universities and two high schools.
In 2013 Akram was awarded Young Australian of the Year and in 2017 was the recipient of a Hackett Scholarship to pursue his post-doctoral studies at UWA.
Akram has already contributed to a number of initiatives at Scotch College as part of the Community and Service programme including the MAD (Make a Difference) project. Central to Akram’s educational mission is to ‘nurture the next generation to flourish in the fulfilment of their social responsibilities.’
In 2016 Akram coached our Philosothon team that went on to win the Perth Philosothon and Australasian Philosothon in 2016.
He also continues to contribute to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Course, Theory of Knowledge and Year 10 Philosophy offering insights and curriculum innovations to teachers and students into the study of epistemology.
We see Akram as being uniquely placed to contribute to the school’s academic programmes. His infectious curiosity for learning, broad study in a range of academic disciplines and an emphasis on social justice and civic responsibility make him an invaluable resource for the boys.