The Jury reviewed a pool of applicants from all regions of the world and all fields of education. The Winners were selected for their innovative approaches and positive impact upon societies and education, within the perennial theme of Transforming Education: Investment, Innovation and Inclusion.
Joining the ensemble of winning projects from 2009 and 2010, this year’s Winners once again highlight the growing significance of sharing knowledge through new information and communication technologies. Three of the WISE winning projects indeed provide wide access to materials and tools for teaching and learning through open source platforms. Dynamic inter-sectoral partnerships and innovative approaches to teaching through problem-solving and creative thinking are also well represented in the Jury’s choices.
WISE is delighted to welcome the first project from the MENA region to the Awards community of innovators, driven by the Al Jisr organization in Morocco. For the first time also, an initiative dedicated to children with disabilities is among the winning projects, highlighting the value of inclusiveness towards communities of learners with special needs.
Transformation of education occurs as educators and other stakeholders are able to share good ideas, effective practices and lessons learned. By joining the WISE Awards community, these winning projects can reach an even broader global audience. These Winners will be celebrated at the next WISE Summit to be held in Doha, Qatar on November 1-3, 2011.
Find out more about the Winners and their remarkable impact:
Project: Al Jisr School-Business Partnerships (Morocco)
Project holder: Mhammed Abbad Andaloussi
Organisation: Al Jisr
Project: BBC Janala (UK)
Project holder: Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman
Organisation: BBC World Service Trust
Project: Connexions (USA)
Project holder: Richard Baraniuk
Organisation: Rice University
Project: Creative Partnerships (UK)
Project holder: Paul Collard
Organisation: Creativity Culture and Education (CCE)
Project: SueñaLetras (Chile)
Reach: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Costa Rica and Spain
Project holder: Ricardo Rene Rosas Diaz
Organisation: Center for the Development of Inclusion Technologies - CEDETI
Project: Teacher Education in Sub Saharan Africa (TESSA) (UK)
Reach: Sub-Saharan Africa
Project holder: Freda Wolfenden
Organisation: The Open University
To view the list of the 20 Finalists selected in June by the Pre-Jury click on the link below.
> List of the Finalists
> Jury members
> Pre-Jury members
> Learn More about the Criteria Used to Select WISE Awards Winners