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Margaret M Blackwell Travel Fellowship 2014

The 2014 fellowship

The 2014 Margaret M Blackwell Travel Fellowship was awarded to Sarah Moore, a hospital play specialist at Starship Children's Hospital. She used the grant to investigate the application of a method known as Snoezelen to support hospitalised children and their families manage transitions between home and hospital, within the hospital and the transition from hospital to home. Snoezelen is a purposefully controlled, multisensory approach that was originally developed in Holland in the 1970s for people with special needs. She used the grant to strengthen her Snoezelen practice and to observe Snoezelen sessions in different settings. 

 Her report covers her observations in Korea, Japan and Europe.

The fellowship was initiated in 1988 and is now administered by NZCER on behalf of the trust. It will be offered again in 2016.

Who is eligible?

It is open to current practitioners in the broad field of early childhood education in New Zealand. The successful recipient will be selected from:

a) Teachers, supervisors and workers from all sectors of early childhood education
b) Lecturers in appropriate disciplines in tertiary institutions.

For inquiries please contact Sarah Boyd on 04-8021468 or