CORE’s Dr Vince Ham eFellows are deeply passionate, skilled, and inquiring New Zealand educators from early childhood to senior secondary. They push the boundaries of learning by embarking on a year-long fellowship to explore innovative, effective, and equitable teaching and learning. The purpose of the Dr Vince Ham eFellowship is to inspire transformational practice through inquiry.
Unuhia te pō, te pō whiri mārama,
Tomokia te ao, te ao whatu tāngata,
Tātai ki runga, tātai ki raro, tātai aho rau,
Haumi e, hui e, tāiki e.
Tēnei te reo pōhiri ki ngā muka tāngata katoa huri noa kia tono mai mō tēnei wānanga whakangugnu kaiako ki raro i te maru o Tātai Aho Rau o CORE Education.
Tātai Aho Rau is a concept that drives our professional practice at CORE Education. The principles and values also form a touchstone for the endeavours that CORE supports and promotes, including the Dr Vince Ham eFellowship. There are four binding threads to Tātai Aho Rau which shape our work in research and innovation:
- Whakapapa: research and innovation that connects ideas to practice
- Tikanga: research and innovation that has an element of reciprocity and sustains links between people and organisations
- Reo: research and innovation that is shared in places where it can be used and sustained in practice
- Wairua: research and innovation that is inclusive, encourages learning and critical reflection.
The Dr Vince Ham eFellowship offers a unique opportunity for professional development for innovative educators. The eFellowship has been operating since 2004 on an annual basis. It involves kaiako and teachers in the early childhood, primary, or secondary sectors conducting an action research project with mentoring and financial support. The eFellowship is available to teachers and kaiako working in New Zealand in either English or Māori-Medium kura, schools and early childhood.
Throughout the programme there is an emphasis on innovation and equity and how educators can produce sustained and transformative change in education.
The eFellowship is an invigorating and intellectually stimulating experience that aims to provide inspiration, thought leadership, and provocation. You’ll get to meet some like-minded educators — and have great fun!