The Beeby Fellowship 2016 has been awarded to a university researcher and a teacher, who will collaborate to write a mental health education teaching resource.
Associate Professor Katie Fitzpatrick, an internationally recognised authority in health education from the University of Auckland, and Kat Wells, head of the health and physical education faculty at Lynfield College, Auckland, have been announced as the co-Beeby Fellows, following a selection process.
The Beeby fellowship is a joint initiative between NZCER and the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO and is worth $30,000.
Applications for the Margaret Blackwell fellowship for 2017 have now closed and the successful candidate has been selected.
The 2017 Margaret May Blackwell travel fellowship has gone to Roxy Burt, Head teacher at Arataki Kindergarten.
She is a passionate educator who will use the grant to visit Vanuatu to explore her culture and learn about linguistic diversity, research methodologies that are particularly relevant to Ni-Vanuatu culture, and the ingredients for making Vanuatu the 4th happiest place on the planet. She also plans to visit and make connections with staff at the newly opened Tauawaia Early Childhood Resource and Research Centre in North Efate, which provides field-based teacher training and research opportunities.
The fellowship is an annual award aimed at enabling people working in the early childhood field to study overseas.