Dr C.E. Beeby, first Director of NZCER. Photo: Kenneth Quinn.
The Beeby Fellowship is awarded every two years. The 2012 round opened on 1 September 2012 and closed on 16 November 2012. The selection will be made by the end of 2012 and announced early in 2013. The next round will be in 2014.
The Beeby Fellowship is a joint initiative between NZCER and the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO. The Fellowship was first awarded in 1998 and 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.
Details of the Beeby Fellowship
The Fellowship is worth $30,000, with the recipient expected to spend several months developing resources drawn from their research. It’s aimed at people already actively involved in an innovative educational programme and is intended to enable them to document, analyse, and write a resource about their work. The end result should enhance classroom practice and students' learning. NZCER will provide advice and will publish the resource, provided it meets NZCER standards.
New Zealand-based educators working in early childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary, or adult and community sectors, or educational researchers may apply for this Fellowship. Applicants should have some educational research experience.
Caroline Yoon from the University of Auckland is the new Beeby Fellow. She will use the fellowship to work on the publication of five Model Eliciting Activities (MEAs), which are mathematical activities designed to help students to develop and communicate a mathematical model to solve meaningful, real world problems.