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Wenhui (文 晖) Award for Educational Innovation 2017

Wenhui (文 晖) Award for Educational Innovation 2017

                           Wenhui (文 晖) Award 2017

   Innovations in the Professional Development of Teachers

Wenhui (文晖) Award for Educational Innovation 2017: Innovations in the Professional Development of Teachers

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We demand a lot from our teachers. We want them to have strong subject and pedagogic content knowledge, possess effective classroom management skills, readily adopt new technologies, and be inclusive and sensitive to the diverse needs of their students. No longer simply transferring information to learners, teachers are expected to create a conducive environment to facilitate learning and prepare their students for a rapidly changing world. We have these demands because the quality of an education system cannot exceed the quality of its teachers and the quality of teaching.

Great teaching needs a lot of practice to deepen teachers’ knowledge base and skills. Great teaching can and must be nurtured through high-quality training and continuous learning. This is why professional development is critical.

The theme of the 2017 Wenhui Award, Innovations in the Professional Development of Teachers, aims to draw attention to the importance of the professional development of teachers. This is in line with SDG 4-Education 2030 Agenda and UNESCO’s vision of education to provide and enhance quality learning opportunities for all, particularly to those most disadvantaged, vulnerable and marginalized, by focussing on innovative professional development of teachers.

Two individuals or institutions from the Asia and Pacific region will be selected by a jury of distinguished educators. The winners will each receive a Certificate of Excellence and prize money of US$ 20,000. Certificates of Merit may also be awarded to individuals or institutions that have demonstrated commendable innovative practices.

More information is available in the Wenhui Award brochure. The Application Form and Consent Form can be downloaded from the Award website

Important dates:

⇒ Closing date for nominations:   21 July 2017

⇒ Announcement of winners:       End of September 2017

⇒ Award ceremony:                      To be confirmed

For further information, contact:

Wenhui Award Secretariat
UNESCO Bangkok
920 Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong
Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel: (66-2) 391-0577
Fax: (66-2) 391-0866