Month: April 2017

Visit from Assistant Director General Natural Sciences

It was the National Commission’s great pleasure to welcome the Assistant Director General Natural Sciences, Dr Flavia Schlegel to New Zealand in March. Dr Schlegel was in New Zealand as part of a three week visit to the Pacific region, participating in a workshop organised by the International Network for Government Science Advice in Auckland… Read more »

Free Global Citizenship Education seminar

What is global citizenship education? Why is it important? And how do we encourage New Zealanders from all walks of life and at all ages to become responsible and active global citizens? The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is holding an evening seminar in Wellington on Monday 22 May from 5.30-7pm, featuring: Libby Giles… Read more »

Dunedin authors showcased at international children’s book fair

Children’s books created by Dunedin authors and illustrators were showcased at the iconic Bologna Children’s Book Fair earlier this month, thanks to a successful bid for a free stand by the Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature. Bologna UNESCO City of Music invited the 116 UNESCO Creative Cities to apply, and the literary city’s proposal was… Read more »

Peer tutoring book launched

Former Beeby Fellow Jesse Pirini launched his book Peer Tutoring: A training and facilitation guide at the end of March. Developed during his Beeby Fellowship, the book provides practical, research-based strategies for anyone wanting to run a peer tutoring programme or to improve their own tutoring practice. “Jesse’s work is the perfect match for the National… Read more »

Representing the voice of youth

A standing ovation at an international UNESCO forum in March made the culmination of many months and long hours of work all worthwhile for 17-year-old Auckland Girls’ Grammar deputy head girl Scarlett Parkes. The driven year 13 student co-wrote an international youth White Paper on Global Citizenship with youth teams from 11 different countries, collaborating… Read more »