CORE Education’s annual Travel Scholarship seeks to recognise New Zealand teachers’ contributions to educational thought: What we know about effective teaching and our understanding of effective learning. As well as reflecting CORE’s charitable purposes, the scholarship is an investment in the future of education, enabling the recipient to attend an international education event; have some of their perspectives published; and contribute to current thought leadership in education.
This year’s recipient is Wayne Duncan. Wayne is Deputy Principal of Northern Southland College. His thesis on understanding the function of empathy in synchronous multimedia conferencing draws on both his prior work managing distance learning projects and his experiences as an educational psychologist.
Currently, Wayne is working with Professor Angus Macfarlane and Dr Kathleen Quinlivan researching empathy in face-to-face classrooms.
CORE Education is pleased to support and encourage Wayne’s thought-provoking work and stimulate best-practice and development in the wider education sector. We look forward to hearing about his journey in detail throughout the year.