Dr Vince Ham eFellowship 2019 Applications open


Following is all the information you need to apply for the Dr. Vince Ham eFellowship for 2019.

Application process

Applications open on Monday 9 July 2018.

Applications close on Monday 20 August 2018.

Shortlisted applicants notified by 6 September 2018.

Interviews (virtual) with shortlisted applicants take place between 10-19 September 2018.

Applicants informed of final outcome on 21 September 2018.

CORE Education eagerly invites your applications and wishes you every success! If you have any questions, queries, or feedback about the application process, please contact Oceane Imber or Keryn Davis.

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Other important things you need to know

If you’re to be successful in your application, here’s some key information you should know:

  • Your action research project will focus on an element of your practice that you are curious about and keen to develop further.
  • It will involve an aspect of teaching and/or learning that has the potential to bring about transformation within your context
  • You will need to provide a clear description of the background to, and purpose of, the intended project.
  • Being a digital technology whizz is not a prerequisite, however, you will be expected to embed some form of digital technology within your inquiry as part of the emphasis on future-focused teaching and learning.
  • You will need the support of your employer.
  • Where collaborations and partnerships with others are required, you will have established their willingness to be involved.
  • You will need to be able to work in a culturally responsive way that acknowledges CORE Education’s Tiriti o Waitangi partnership commitment.
  • You will have started to test out some ideas and be looking for support and challenge to continue this work.
  • You will be in a position where you have the time and motivation to undertake this project during 2019.
  • You will be prepared to share your findings — the learning, approaches, practices — at uLearn 2019 and with the wider educational community through a written report, a blog and an EdTalk.

Your action research will need to align with one or more of the future-focused themes, as identified by Bolstad, Gilbert, McDowall, Bull, Boyd, and Hipkins (2012):

  • Personalising learning
  • New views of equity, diversity, and inclusivity
  • A curriculum that uses knowledge to develop learning capacity
  • Changing the script: rethinking learners’ and teachers’ roles
  • A culture of continuous learning for teachers and educational leaders
  • New kinds of partnerships and relationships: schools no longer siloed from the community.

For more information on these themes, see the full report.

For inspiration, take a look at the work of previous Dr Vince eFellows reports

Selection criteria

Below are the criteria for selection that will be worked through by a selection panel.

Applicants are welcome from all sectors and applicants are invited to complete their application in either English or te reo Māori.

The applications are scored on how well you:

  • articulate the background and purpose of the intended action research
  • identify the potential for the proposed inquiry to produce significant change in effective and equitable teaching and learning
  • explain how the intended action research links to at least one of the future-focused themes outlined in Bolstad et al. 2012
  • demonstrate your commitment as a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner
  • demonstrate professional curiosity and a willingness to innovate and expand your thinking
  • show evidence of how you have started to innovate and test new ideas.

Where other criteria are equal, preference will be given to candidates whose projects are most likely to benefit learners from communities with fewer resources.

Selection process

All applications work through a two-step selection process to establish a shortlist of applicants:

  1. Pre-selection is undertaken by CORE’s Research and Innovation Hub

  2. Shortlist selection is undertaken by the selection panel (see below for details)

Shortlisted applicants are interviewed to determine a final selection of Dr Vince Ham eFellows 2019.

eFellows19 will be announced at uLearn18 and via the CORE Education website.

The selection panel

The panel is made up of a minimum of five people, including:

  • at least two CORE Education representatives
  • a current eFellow not employed by CORE Education
  • a prominent member of the education community

Additionally, at least one member of the panel will be:

  • able to contribute a te ao Māori perspective on the selection process.
  • a fluent te Reo Māori speaker

CORE Education may co-opt other members onto the panel if necessary. The panel's decision is final.