The Hardie Fellowships
Professor Hardie was appointed Dean of Education at the University of Tasmania in 1946 and remained there until his retirement in 1976. Following the death of Professor Hardie in 2002, a generous bequest of $7.5 million from his estate has enabled the establishment of a Hardie Fellowship Trust. This provides a number of teachers employed by the Department of Education, Tasmania with the opportunity to undertake a period of research or study at an approved university in the United States of America (USA) each year.
2014-2015 Hardie Fellowship recipients:
Group 1: Judith Fahey, Debra Fisher, Trudy Pearce and Jarrod Williams.
Group 2: Shane Frost, Jill Burrill, Monique Carter and Marcus Cramp
Group 3: Dane Hardy, Scott MacCrum, Hayley Noonan and Ben Wilson and finally , my group,
Group 4: Marie Phillips, Phillipa Clymo, Neil Harris, Catharina (Cat) Stam and Ken Price.
Our Group goal is to look at STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics) education in US schools and the accompanying teacher training.