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e-learning for Science in Pacific Schools

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RFx ID : 19264633
Tender Name : e-learning for Science in Pacific Schools
Reference # :
Open Date : Saturday, 25 November 2017 11:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date : Monday, 15 January 2018 3:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Department/Business Unit :
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 80000000 - Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services
  • 81000000 - Engineering and Research and Technology Based Services
  • 86000000 - Education and Training Services
Regions:
  • International
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Caroline Donovan, Commercial Manager, MFAT
submissions@mfat.govt.nz
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Overview

MFAT needs skilled and experienced professionals to enter into individual contracts for services with MFAT to form a programme team for the design/implementation of the Activity. MFAT has chosen this approach due to the range of skill sets required and our need to ensure that we find the best person for each role.

The overarching goal to which this Activity contributes is to equip Pacific secondary graduates in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) with 21st century skills to contribute to economic, social and cultural development in the Pacific.

The immediate goal of this Activity is to raise student achievement in science through the introduction of e-learning programmes to secondary schools in up to four Pacific Island countries (PICs) by 2020.

A significant issue is a shortage of trained and qualified science teachers, alongside high costs associated with providing fully equipped science laboratories for students to acquire practical skills. This Activity aims to address the identified shortage of teaching expertise in science through an e-learning initiative. Specifically, it will provide targeted support for the teaching of Year 11 general science, by teachers who are not science specialists, through the development of a suite of interactive e-learning resources. Teachers in selected PICs will receive training in the use of e-learning tools and in facilitating learning based on these tools. In-country curriculum and technical support will also be provided through the Activity.

To achieve these outcomes, MFAT intends to contract a programme team for the design stage, initially, with a view to retaining suppliers for the implementation stage. Decisions about the implementation stage will be made at the end of the design stage, following a formal appraisal of the Activity Design Document. The design stage has an expected duration of 5 months, to August 2018. The implementation stage has an expected duration of 1-2 years.

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