New Zealand provides 30 scholarships for Vietnamese teachers

16:16 | 22/07/2022 Society

Following the success of previous years, Education New Zealand (ENZ) will continue to offer 30 fully-funded scholarships for Vietnamese teachers to undertake course New Zealand Global Competence Certificate (NZGCC).

Successful teachers participating in this course will have the opportunity to study and interact with colleagues from Korea, Thailand, and Malaysia, under the guidance of lecturers from Massey University (New Zealand).

The NZGCC program is an educational initiative pioneered by ENZ in Vietnam since 2020 to equip educators with the skills they need to study and work in a globalized world and enhance opportunities to exchange, cooperate, and share with colleagues from many countries in the region, thereby effectively orienting and supporting their students on their journey to becoming global citizens. Up to now, 161 learners in Vietnam have been granted the New Zealand Global Competence Certificate (NZGCC), including 60 teachers from NINE provinces across the country.

new zealand provides 30 scholarships for vietnamese teachers

The NZGCC course is built on the e-learning platform of AFS Intercultural Programs, a reputable, experienced non-profit organization in the field of global competency training. The course content is designed with 20 lecture modules, including topics like Stereotypes & Generalizations, Empathy & Active Listening, Cultural Values and Teaching the Sustainable Development Goals (Teaching the SDGs). These learning modules are regularly updated to ensure the timeliness of social issues and high practicality. All course content will be taught in English and there will be many interactive spaces on the online platform for teachers from all over the world to share experiences and perspectives.

Ben Burrowes, Regional Director, Asia at Education New Zealand, said: "Teachers play an important role in shaping the world's future generations. However, today's approach to education has changed a lot and our students need more support than ever. We're confident the NZGCC program will help provide Vietnamese teachers with valuable tools to enhance their global competence and apply to their daily work, inspiring and assisting their students in developing their own important skills such as critical thinking, cross-cultural communication and open-mindedness. These are also the values that New Zealand's education system aims to equip our learners with."

Teachers and lecturers nationwide with English proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or higher, currently living and teaching in Vietnam can apply for these 100-percent scholarships by filling in the application form and submitting a short video answering three questions from the Selection Committee.

The course will last five weeks and be completely online, so students can study at their own pace and schedule. During the study period, in addition to online learning materials, lectures, and exercises, students will have 5 interactive sessions on Zoom with instructors and other teachers from the Republic of Korea, Thailand, and Malaysia to exchange and discuss more deeply the lesson content and practical perspective.

Application period: from now till August 21, 2022.

For detailed requirements and an application form: https://bit.ly/NZGCC-02

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