A NEW Norfolk High School teacher will study educational developments in the United States as one of the recipients of the Hardie Fellowship for 2013. Education Minister Nick McKim recently named NNHS teacher Chantel Barnes as one of three individual and two group recipients of the prestigious award.
The late Professor Hardie was Dean of Education at the University of Tasmania from 1946-76. A bequest of $7.5 million from his estate enabled the establishment of a Hardie Fellowship Trust to provides a number of Tasmanian teachers to undertake a period of research or study at an approved university in the US.
Ms Barnes will study student engagement in learning with global leaders in the field. “The Hardie Fellowships have an immediate and future benefit to the government education system and Tasmania’s students," Mr McKim said. “Students and fellow-teachers have benefited from the experience and understanding fellowship holders gain through their studies, and it has been a valuable opportunity for Tasmania to establish partnerships with leading education institutions in the USA."