Funding available to grow community expertise

Community Internship Programme

Hon Alfred Ngaro, Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, announced on July 26 that funding is now available to grow community expertise

This is from the press release:

The Community Internship Programme opens today with $231,000 available to community groups wanting to bring in outside expertise.

“The Community and Voluntary sector makes a massive contribution to New Zealand every day,” says Mr Ngaro.

Community educator recognised for inspirational teaching

Gail Harrison and Paul Goldsmith

Whanganui Learning Centre Trust manager and community educator, Gail Harrison has received a national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award (TTEA) for her sustained contribution to learners, communities and Aotearoa New Zealand. The Awards were presented at a celebration dinner at Parliament.

Gail has been an educator and tireless advocate for inter-generational change for over three decades. She is recognised as an inspirational leader and a fine exponent of participatory learning and strength-based approaches to learning and teaching.

2017: The Year of Adult Education in Europe

The Year of Adult Learning in Europe 2017

In 2017 European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) is celebrating the impact and benefits of adult education with the theme The Power and Joy of Learning. EAEA brings together European adult education organisations to demonstrate how adult learning can improve citizens’ lives and prospects in Europe, both on a personal and on a professional level. They are inviting all the adult education organisations in Europe to join the campaign to highlight the power and joy of learning.

Ako Aotearoa Request for Proposals open – Māori and Pasifika learner success

National Project Fund Ako Aotearoa

Ako Aotearoa will co-fund up to four projects in 2017 aimed at making a significant difference in retention, completion and outcomes for Māori and Pasifika learners. They are looking for innovative approaches to projects that extend and develop the existing knowledge base by creating new modes, formats and methods for project design and implementation.

Applications close on 7 October 2017.

Click here for more information.

Voting on New Zealand 2017 education policy

New Zealand Election 2017

There are two websites that can help you evaluate the education policies of the political parties. The website The Spinoff has an interactive tool covering key policy from every political party in Election 2017. It’s called Policy NZ. The developers were driven by a desire to get beyond personality politics and provide the public with easily understood information (and more detail if you want) on the difference policies being offered by each political party.