SHINE Receives Honourable Commendation at UNESCO's Wenhui Awards
The Shine Award Centre @ INTELLECT received an Honourable Commendation for its "SHINE Award Programme: A Commitment to Holistic Development and Graduate Employability" in the 2015 Wenhui Awards. Taylor's University was selected as one of the award recipients from 76 nominations from 18 countries. The Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation was established by the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO, and is coordinated by the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID). It aims to recognize the contributions of educators and institutions which have optimized the potential of education and the human innovative spirit to address and resolve pressing issues and problems facing our world today. The theme of the 2015 Wenhui Award was "Innovations for Skills Development for the Future". The focus was to recognise innovative approaches that have helped to develop the different types of skills needed for the 21st century, demonstrated effective re-skilling and adjustment to skills mismatch, and contributed to productive and sustainable development. The jury looked for educational innovations that have: developed educational and training contents, pedagogies and knowledge to enhance skills development for the 21st century; brought about noticeable changes in values, mindsets, practices, behaviours and skills for now and in the future; and promoted and translated the principles of lifelong learning in skills development. The award ceremony was held in Xiamen (China) and was attended by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tang Siew Fun, the Director of the Integrated Teaching and Lifelong Learning Centre at Taylor's (INTELLECT). She commented that winning "this award will definitely motivate my team and myself, and we will to continue our efforts in student holistic development". To find out more about INTELLECT click here.