2015/2016 World Innovation Summit for Education Learners’ Voice Program (Fully Funded, All Expense Paid training in Qatar & Spain)

Application Deadline: 18.00 GMT – April 30, 2015

The  World  Innovation  Summit  for  Education  (WISE)  was  established  by  Qatar  Foundation  in  2009   under  the  leadership  of  its  Chairperson,  Her  Highness  Sheikha  Moza  bin Nasser. WISE  is  an  international,  multi-­sectoral  platform  for  creative  thinking,  debate,  and  purposeful  action.
WISE  is  a  global  reference  in  new  approaches  to  education.  Through  the  annual  Summit  and  a  range  of  ongoing  programs,  WISE  is  promoting  innovation  and  building  the  future  of  education  through  collaboration.
The  annual  WISE  Summit  will  take  place  3-5  November  2015,  in Doha, Qatar.
The   WISE   Learners’   Voice   Program   brings   the   perspectives   of   young   people   to   the   challenge   of  rethinking  education,  and  equips  them  to  take  on  leading  roles  in  their  fields  and  in  the  world  of  education.  The  Program  is  based  on  the  idea  that  when  learners  are  co-creators  of  their  learning  environments,   they   become   active   participants   invested   as   stakeholders   in   the   progress   of   their  communities.   The   Program   focuses   on   building   knowledge   of   education,   social   entrepreneurship,  leadership,  and  communication skills.
Since   2013,   Learners have followed a   tailor-­made   yearlong   Executive   Education   Program.
The Learners  participate  in  the  annual  WISE  Summit  and  in  two  intensive  residential sessions  delivered by  expert  faculty.  These  are  supplemented  by  practical  workshops  and  various  online  and  on-site  activities.      In  a  key  component  of  the  Program,  the  learners  form  teams  to  conceive,  design,  and  implement   grassroots   projects   that   address   critical education   challenges.  Selected   projects,  developed  throughout  the  year,  are  presented  at  the  WISE developed  throughout  the  year,  are  presented  at  the  WISE.
Cost:

Qatar   Foundation   will   cover   all Program-related expenses,   including   flights   and   accommodation,   for  the  selected   Learners

Eligibility

In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  •  Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 25 on November 1, 2015. All students must be considered legal adults in their home country.
  •   Participants must be able to travel to Doha, Qatar, and be able and willing to participate in the full, mandatory WISE Learners’ Voice event beginning on November 1, 2015 and ending on November 5, 2015.
  • Participants must be able to take part in two mandatory residential sessions (10 days each) from January 3–15, 2016 in Doha, Qatar, and June 1–14, 2016 in Madrid, Spain.
  • Participants must be willing to contribute to online discussions prior to the event and to work with the WISE Team to prepare for a successful WISE Summit.
  • Participants must be able to continue their involvement with the Learners’ Voice Program following the WISE Summit, and participate in all Program events and activities during the remainder of 2015 and throughout 2016.
  • All participants must hold a passport that is valid for at least 18 months following the WISE Summit dates of November 3-5, 2015.
  • All participants should be able to demonstrate their academic and/or professional achievements and experiences to date.
  • All participants must be able to demonstrate their engagement in wider social networks or communities broadly associated with their studies and/ or professional interests
  • Participants should be able to demonstrate interest and/or involvement in education and other wider global development issues
  • Participants should be friendly, flexible and able to work well in multicultural, multinational teams.
  • Participants should be comfortable with presenting and speaking in public. Participants should have strong active listening skills.
  • All participants should be proficient in spoken and written English.

How to Apply:

  • Learners  can  either apply  in  person or  be  nominated.
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Individual  application:
  • Apply  personally  to  take  part  in  the  Program WISE  is  inviting  highly  motivated  learners  to  apply  for  the  Learners’  Voice  Program  by  submitting  an  application  form  that  needs  to  be  endorsed  by  two referees.
>  Nominate  a  learner  to  take  part  in  the  Program WISE  invites  representatives  of  institutions, organizations,  programs  and  networks  around  the  world   to   nominate   engaged   learners   with   outstanding   or   original   academic/learning   experiences   to   participate  in  the  WISE  Learners’  Voice  Program.  WISE  is  seeking  to  form  a  group  of  individuals  from  diverse  educational  paths  and  cultural  backgrounds.
Completed  forms  should  be  submitted through  the  online  portal by   April 30,  2015,  18.00  GMT
For More Information:
write to: contact the WISE Team at learnersvoice@wise.org.qa

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