Wenhui (文晖) Award for Educational Innovation 2015
Innovations for Skills Development for the Future
Don't miss the deadline!
We asked you in the first call for nominations for the 2015 Wenhui Award, what sort of skills are needed to cope with continuous changes, and how can these skills be developed?
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) provided some answers. According to a recent survey, senior business executives agree that the top three skills their companies need are problem solving (50%), team working (35%) and communication (32%). Of some concern, however, is the perception of skills gap in the workplace by 52% of the executives. Even among the 18-25 year olds surveyed, 56% believe that their education system is not providing them with the skills they need to enter the workforce, a view supported by 44% of teachers. The EIU report concludes that education must concern itself more with the development of skills and to respond to rapidly changing situations.
Therefore, UNESCO Bangkok is calling for nominations of innovative educational approaches that have helped to develop the skills needed for the 21st century in line with the theme of the 2015 Wenhui Award, Innovations for Skills Development for the Future.
All applications must reach the Award Secretariat by 29 July 2015.
Details about the Award are available at http://www.unescobkk.org/education/apeid/wenhuiaward/wenhui-award-2015.
Closing date for nominations 29 July 2015
Selection of shortlisted nominations Early September 2015
Final selection and announcement of winners End of September 2015
Award ceremony To be confirmed
For further information, contact:
Wenhui Award Secretariat
920 Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong
Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel: (66-2) 391-0577
Fax: (66-2) 391-0866