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Wednesday, 14 August 2019

EWC International Graduate Student Conference - February 13-15, 2020, Honolulu, Hawai‘i


The East-West Center invites graduate students from around the world to submit abstracts for the 19th International Graduate Student Conference (IGSC) on the Asia Pacific region, taking place in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, USA from February 13-15, 2020. The Conference provides an opportunity to share interdisciplinary perspectives through presenting and attending panel presentations in a warm and supportive environment.

ACCEPTING ABSTRACTS UNTIL
OCTOBER 15, 2019 11:59PM HST

The theme of this year's IGSC is Community Voices:  Bridging Borders. The conference encourages scholarly work on topics of concern to communities across the region, particularly of indigenous and marginalized communities.
The conference invites abstracts on a wide range of disciplines, and areas of focus may include, but are not limited to, community voices in the following areas:
  • Environment
  • Culture, Arts, and Education
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Politics, Economics, and Governance
  • Health and Science
Abstracts of up to 350 words are welcome for poster sessions and for traditional paper presentation formats. Authors can submit more than one abstract. A limited number of merit-based travel grants is also available.

    

Abstracts due by October 15, 2019

Apply Now
Download the conference flier and share this announcement via social media with your academic or professional network of contacts!

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Civic Ecology Lab Fall Courses: Intro to EE and Climate Change Communication

“Climate Change Science, Communication, and Action”
Cornell University online course
5 weeks (Sept 3 – Oct 15, 2019)
Register: https://civicecology.org/Course-CC
This course covers the basics of climate change, from science to action. We delve into the subtleties of climate change communication and explore climate action from the standpoint of policy and through the lens of growing climate social movements. Using Drawdown’s comprehensive list of climate change solutions, we help you focus on a climate action that you can achieve during the course, and then provide a framework to help you plan post-course climate engagement. Cost: $60.

“Introduction to Environmental Education”
Cornell University online course
5 weeks (Sept 3 – Oct 8, 2019)
Register now: https://civicecology.org/course-iee
Intro to Environmental Education is the perfect course for anyone interested in starting a career in Environmental Education or improving their skillset. Participants will examine different education approaches and produce activity plans appropriate for your current or future educational programs. As usual, we expect to have hundreds of participants from dozens of countries, which provides a great opportunity for networking and social learning. Cost: $60.
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Monday, 12 August 2019

Free Webinar on How to become a better Conference Presenter !

North American Association for Environmental Education has announced a free webinar on the topic - Be a Star Conference Presenter: Design a Session That Reflects How People Learn Best.

Time of Webinar: September 5, 2019 (3 to 4 pm Eastern Time)

More Details: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LwQxvCR1RKauB0wG2AebVA 
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Apply to become a Teach for Nepal Fellow

What if your first job change the nation?

Teach for Nepal have been cooperating with participating schools for transformation of the schools and visible outcome through students' achievements. TFN basically recruits fresh graduates as trained and motivated teachers in such schools for the same.

If you believe that you should work for such noble reason, and you are the right candidate. please click here to follow towards the application.
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European Commission Paid Traineeship 2020 (for all nationalities)

Workplace: Brussels or in other places within EU.
Living allowance: 1,196.84€ per month.
More Details: https://ec.europa.eu/stages/about_en
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Sunday, 11 August 2019

2 vacancies to work with British Council - Nepal.

British Council - Nepal has current vacancies for 2 managerial level jobs on school sector development project and TVET project.

1. Grants Officer for Dakchyata- TVET Practical Partnership Project

Job Summary: to support on grant management activities for the European Union (EU) funded TVET project
Location: Kathmandu
Apply by Wednesday 21 August 2019

2. Project Manager for Supporting School Sector Development Plan – Program Management, Coordination and Technical Support Team
Job Summary: Supporting School Sector Development Plan – Program Management, Coordination and Technical Support Teams
Location: Kathmandu
Apply by Wednesday 23 August 2019

More Details: https://www.britishcouncil.org.np/about/jobs
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Educational Radio Program on Practice- and Place Based Education (2076.04.25) by Center for Education and Human Resources Development

These pages has been voluntarily produced to embed the digital collection of Educational Radio Programs developed by Center for Education and Human Resources Development, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Nepal.

Educational Radio Program on Practice- and Place Based Education (2076.04.25)
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Saturday, 10 August 2019

Glossy (I)NGOs adding to stark lineation of public- and private schools of Nepal

In the wake of 2030 agenda of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also called global goals, education sector has continued to remain a hotcake in the development debate of the contemporary globe. Given that, the actual fulfillment of one of the 17 global goals needs other ones to be fulfilled properly; educational goals are not only limited to goal number 4. This adds to the product selling of established (International) NGOs, more heavily, in the forefronts of their operation - the developing world.

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) projects of UNESCO can be regarded as yet another rhetoric that have been parallel with the development goals of UNDP (from MDGs to SDGs, and maybe further, if the hypothetical doom of 2030 spares the humankind). While educational approaches have been regarded as key instruments for achieving the global utopia, educational institutions in the global South have been failing to consolidate the generation, that actually has the potential synergy. Apparently, the danger of strong (and growing) polarisation between privileged- and marginalised youth has been always been overlooked because of the glossy fronts of perpetual collaboration between the privileged class and the International NGOs.

The game has been straightforward for International NGOs. They are not required to cover the overwhelming population, for their products to sell. What they need is comfort in producing the successful reports with some super-achieved outcomes. For instance, not many executive figures of such INGOs  have deep concerns over deepening polarisation among Nepalese youth. Poor, mostly rural and disadvantaged in terms of quality and quantity of essential services have been at extreme distance (in terms of collaboration) from the mostly urban youth from affluent families.

Urban schools, affluent parents and ease of communication in English language are such characteristics of such privileged youth, that help to maintain quality of glossy productions of successful (I)NGOs' projects in youth - English language, urban environment, art, education or whatsoever.

Deep ecologists, or let's say critical theorists might certainly be against such bubbles of symbiosis between privileged Southern recipients and ignorant resellers of Northern savior's (so called) objectives. It is also convenient that the mostly westernising, urban youth are easy to be brainwashed with Western ideals and standards; so that the productions in projects can be compatible to the demand of project owners with some head offices located across the Atlantic or the Mediterranean. Otherwise, the Other (yes, Edward Said's 'Other') group could already pose opposition right from the ideological loci. A class in the UK could be finding trouble to co-learn 'Black History Month' in October without understanding the situation of rural Nepal where almost all students could be busy in harvesting plantations for the year. The teachers could not be easy to be in touch, when needed. Difficulty in communicating in English, should be another con.

While writing this, I must agree that mostly urban, private schools of Nepal have been evidently regarded as factories to produce raw materials for supplying semi-skilled and skilled manpower to the Western world. Since, the western world has been relatively viewed as superior, civilised and distant; the school community of public schools (and their unlikely collaborators) could have internalised that their schooling efforts could not be compatible for Western education projects to be launched. Such mindset is enough for maintaining divide between these groups of youth-students.

More alarming is that nothing has been attempted to consolidate the youth in same country; crossing the divide of urban-rural, affluent-poor, marginalised-advantaged, failing school-successful school; for moving together towards the frontiers of sustainability fronts.

Dipesh Dulal
The author is an edublogger at http://www.nepaleseteacher.org/ , and student at University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway.
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Thursday, 8 August 2019

Practical examples and web resources for taking kids back to nature

David Sobel has been the source of my inspiration when it comes to urging the generation to connect the wonderful kids with the wonderful nature. You may also try to explore through his thoughts and ideas. I am hereby sharing a wonderful web resource and some practical examples for taking kids to the nature. David Sobel remarked that we must first enable kids to like nature, before we ask to love nature.

1. School in locality than the distant school: If there is a school in your locality with equally competent team players, then why not keep your ward here than go for some distant school. Local schools save time and have more opportunities to enable your kid to like and love nature.

2. Place-based school projects: I have thought of enabling the local kids to conducting an action research on changing landscapes and rural trails as per the changes of socio-economic and geographic conditions of my place. This helps kids to learn by collaboration, data collection and critical reflection. They can also make use of maps (also digital ones). While researching on historical rural trails, they can utilise same trip for biodiversity mapping and/or sampling (biology), water/soil testing (chemistry).

3. Some art/work are wonderfully designed and illustrated by an enthusiastic mother/teacher who calls herself 'Penny'. She believes that kids' work/play in nature makes them more healthy, skillful, confident and affectionate. She has illustrated her work through website  and associated social media accounts. If you are interested in learning from her, please follow through this website.

NOTE: You can also have a look at the article written by Dr. Bernard Bull.
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Monday, 5 August 2019

Educational Radio Program on Substance Abuse (2076.04.18) by Center for Education and Human Resources Development

These pages has been voluntarily produced to embed the digital collection of Educational Radio Programs developed by Center for Education and Human Resources Development, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Nepal.

Educational Radio Program on Substance Abuse (2076.04.18)
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Educational Radio Program on Early Childhood Development Education (2076.04.11) by Center for Education and Human Resources Development

These pages has been voluntarily produced to embed the digital collection of Educational Radio Programs developed by Center for Education and Human Resources Development, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Nepal.

Educational Radio Program on Early Childhood Development Education (2076.04.11)
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Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Educational Radio Program on Mathematics Learning based on Action Research (2076.03.14) by Center for Education and Human Resources Development

These pages has been voluntarily produced to embed the digital collection of Educational Radio Programs developed by Center for Education and Human Resources Development, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Nepal.

Educational Radio Program on Mathematics Learning based on Action Research (2076.03.14)
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Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Cornell Climate Fellowship Fall Cohort - apply now!

"Cornell Climate Online Fellowship"
Cornell University online training (FREE)
14 weeks (Sept 10 – Dec 13, 2019)

Apply now: https://civicecology.org/ccf/
FINAL DAY TO APPLY IS AUGUST 25

The Cornell Climate Online Fellows will work together over a period of 14 weeks to identify, discuss, implement, and assess greenhouse gas mitigation actions they take locally and within their social networks. This is a serious commitment, requiring 4-10 hours of work per week and active participation in weekly conference calls. Fellows will be selected based on their applications and on Cornell's commitment to creating a group of fellows who bring diverse ideas and experiences and represent a wide range of countries. There is no fee for participation and fellows do not receive a stipend. This is a unique experience for in-depth training and discussions with Cornell faculty and climate-concerned citizens from around the world.
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Monday, 22 July 2019

Educational Radio Program on Mother-tongue based Education (2076.03.21) by Center for Education and Human Resources Development

These pages has been voluntarily produced to embed the digital collection of Educational Radio Programs developed by Center for Education and Human Resources Development, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Nepal.

Educational Radio Program on Mother-tongue based Education (2076.03.21)
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Sunday, 21 July 2019

Educational Radio Program on Child-friendly School (2076.03.28) by Center for Education and Human Resources Development

These pages has been voluntarily produced to embed the digital collection of Educational Radio Programs developed by Center for Education and Human Resources Development, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Nepal.

Educational Radio Program on Child-friendly School (2076.03.28)
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Educational Radio Program on Disaster Management - Flood (2076.04.04) by Center for Education and Human Resources Development

These pages has been voluntarily produced to embed the digital collection of Educational Radio Programs developed by Center for Education and Human Resources Development, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Nepal.

Educational Radio Program on Disaster Management - Flood (2076.04.04)


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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Poster by @Eco with Em

Eco with Em has been publishing handy tips for going green. These are illustrated in graphics and videos. Here, I repost one of those for interested ones.


Credit @Eco with EM
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Tuesday, 16 July 2019

5 Vacancies to work with British Council - Nepal

1 Vacancy
Position: HR Officer (Maternity Cover)
British Council - Nepal has announced 9 month long position (Maternity Cover) as HR Officer. Minimum of 1 year experience has been sought. The deadline is 21st July 2019.
Please follow this link for further details.

4 Vacancies
Position: District Coordinator
These positions are called by Gan Research and Learning Resource Centre (GRLRC), which has been operating certain activities for British Council's Connecting Classrooms Project.
The 4 positions are meant for 4 provinces: Province 1 (Sunsari), Province 3 (Dhading), Gandaki Province (Kaski), Sudurpaschim Province (Kailali)
The duration is for 8 months and can be extended. The deadline is 21st July 2019
Please follow this link for further details.
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Sunday, 14 July 2019

TNN needs volunteers !

TNN is seeking volunteers for its upcoming activities basically aimed at serving for sustainability issues of education and planet earth.

Our volunteer-member policy leads any potential fresh graduate to develop leadership and personal skills for enhancing career. Our joint leadership policy makes a pleasant working environment during activities like events, projects and programmes.

If you are interested in becoming volunteer, please mail to info (at) nepaleseteacher.org stating your details.

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