Thursday, 15 December 2016

Monash Education Academy wins for SPHPM teaching staff

L-R: Dr Basia Diug, Evie Kendal and Dr Nadine Normand-Marconnet presenting
their pitch at Stage 2.
Congratulations to SPHPM’s Dr Basia Diug and Evie Kendal who together with their cross-faculty team* successfully won an interfaculty transformation grant for their project entitled, “Cultural competence program for local and international students going on placement and studying locally and abroad.”

This project has been awarded $50,000 from the Monash Education Academy and is focused on increasing the cultural competence of Monash students engaged with external learning opportunities, such as placements and internships. 

Dr Diug said the project also aims to enhance graduate attributes of cultural sensitivity and awareness for all students, and provide appropriate professional development for teaching staff at Monash.

Dr Diug was also was successful as an investigator on a second 'Supporting International Mobility Experiences (IME) at Monash' grant and was awarded $70,000 by the Monash Education Academy. 

“This work looks at supporting international mobility programs across the University as part of Monash’s commitment to international education,” Dr Diug said.  

The Monash Education Academy is dedicated to encouraging the development of educators, delivering a range of initiatives to assist educators in their response to the changing needs of modern education and supporting students to learn more efficiently.

“SPHPM is the proud home to a high-calibre teaching staff who continue to provide their students with innovative educational experiences – a big congratulations to Basia, Evie and their collaborators for their commitment to our students,” Professor John McNeil, Head of SPHPM said.

The application process for these grants involved an expression of interest, oral presentation to the selection panel and a detailed written proposal.

*Dr Nadine Normand-Marconnet (Arts), Associate Professor Kevin Tant (Business and Economics), Dr Nicky Jacobs (Education) and Dr Sarah MacDonald (Arts)

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