National Awards

Beeby Award

The Beeby Award is a partnership between the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO and the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER). The Award, previously known as the Beeby Fellowship, was first awarded in 1998. It is named after Dr Clarence Beeby who, in 1934, became the first Director of NZCER, and was Assistant Director-General of UNESCO from 1948-49. The Beeby Award is offered every two years.

The Beeby Award supports development of an innovative learning resource based on high quality research. The Award supports collaboration between research and practice communities so that learners benefit from research findings. The learning resource can be in any format that enables easy use in a range of learning environments, not limited to schools.

The Award is worth $30,000. The recipient/s are expected to devote 3-4 months full-time or equivalent on the Award. The resulting resource is expected to be of high quality and to be published by NZCER Press.

Award in Global Citizenship Education

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is now calling for applications for its Global Citizen Education Award.

The National Commission Award on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) will recognise outstanding projects by individuals, institutions and organisations related to GCED.

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO wishes to recognise programmes or initiatives that encourage New Zealanders to become responsible and active global citizens. The categories are:

  • Education Sector
  • Community
  • Innovation

The National Commission is seeking to:

  • To raise awareness of GCED within the education sector – from early childhood to tertiary – and communities across New Zealand.
  • To promote and exchange GCED best practices in schools and communities across New Zealand.
  • To encourage networking among individuals and groups which implement GCED practices in New Zealand and internationally.

Are you encouraging New Zealanders to become responsible and active global citizens? We’d like to hear about your work.

Applications for the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO’s GCED award open 4 November 2019 and close 27 March 2020.

Winners will receive a cash prize, their work will be promoted nationally and internationally, and a representative from each winning submission will be supported to attend an awards ceremony in Wellington.

For further information, contact: Gracielli.GhizziHall@education.govt.nz

 

GCED winners web

We initiated an Award in Global Citizenship Education in 2018. The 2018 winners were:

  • Patea Area School (Education Sector)
  • Generation Zero (Community)
  • Tiaki Early Learning Centre (Innovation).

St Johns College and UN Youth were also highly commended.

Each winner received a certificate and $3000 at a prize giving ceremony and reception at Parliament, hosted by Hon Jenny Salesa, Associate Minister of Education. Read more about the winners here.