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Teacher’s Choice award for Beeby Fellowship resource

Recent Beeby Fellow Dr Caroline Yoon received the Teacher’s Choice for Best Resource in Secondary at the New Zealand Content Counts Education Awards on 24 November, along with a resource about the Treaty of Waitangi. Dr Yoon, who is an associate professor at the University of Auckland where she heads the Mathematics Education Unit, created… Read more »

UNESCO honours early New Zealand heritage documents

The papers of Auckland’s founding father Sir John Logan Campbell (pictured right), the Katherine Mansfield Literary and Personal papers, the Waipu Scottish Migration Collection and Lancelot Eric Richdale’s Papers on research of New Zealand seabirds in the early 20th century are this year’s inscriptions onto the UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand documentary heritage… Read more »

National Commission awards $279,000 in grants

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is delighted to announce the awarding of 13 grants worth $279,000 in total for the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO’s 2016/2017 Contestable Funding Round. “The successful projects all contribute to the mandate of UNESCO in some way, demonstrating innovation which is likely to lead to positive long-term… Read more »

Launch of OERu 1st Year of Study approved

A project to widen access to more affordable education opportunities worldwide was announced at a landmark meeting in Scotland in October. UNESCO and International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) Chair in Open Education Resource (OER) Dr Wayne Mackintosh, Director of the OER Foundation based at Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand, facilitated the 5th… Read more »

National Commission represented at Asia Pacific Youth Dialogue

Peace was at the top of the agenda at the inaugural Asia Pacific Youth Dialogue in Chendu, China, officially launched on 21 September, International Peace Day, attended by two Youth Reference Group members. The three day forum brought together youth delegates from 46 countries, including young New Zealanders Danielle Newton (Youth Reference Group Chair) and… Read more »

Commission launches Global Education Monitoring Report

Kiwi comic artist and illustrator Toby Morris demonstrated how cartoons can be used to promote social messages at the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO’s launch of a significant global report on Wednesday 20 September. The New Zealand launch of UNESCO’s inaugural Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report Education for people and planet: Creating sustainable futures… Read more »

Introducing Danielle Newton

The new Chair of our Youth Reference Group is Danielle Newton. Danielle is a University of Auckland scholarship recipient and mentor, currently undertaking her third year of study in a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Conjoint, double majoring in Politics and Sociology and Environmental Science and Geography. Alongside her studies, Danielle is involved in a… Read more »

Introducing Materoa Dodd

We are delighted to welcome our new Social Sciences Commissioner – Materoa Dodd. Materoa has been a Senior Lecturer specialising in international social trends and governance. She pioneered action research partnerships between iwi, universities and the Harvard Project on Indian Economic development. She has been appointed to Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and has served… Read more »

Introducing Dr Cheryl Stephens

It is our great pleasure to welcome Dr Cheryl Stephens as our new National Commissioner for Education. Cheryl is of Te Arawa and Taranaki descent. She has more than 35 years’ experience in the education sector in primary school, teacher education and tertiary teaching. During this time she has assumed a large number of executive… Read more »

New Commissioner appointments

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced five appointments to the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO. “I am delighted to appoint these five Commissioners. They are all respected experts in their fields and well positioned to advise and represent New Zealand on UNESCO matters”, says Ms Parata. “I would also like to thank the outgoing… Read more »