Posted by: Jan McQuillan
Junior Commission 2013
Would you like the opportunity to be part of an international commission of young people researching Education and the Internet? Ten students will be chosen to join IGGY’s Junior Commission 2013 an international student group who’ll work together online as well as visiting the USA and UK. In the words of previous Junior Commissioners:
My time as a Junior Commissioner has been a rewarding experience both educationally and culturally, and I have fully appreciated the importance of adopting an international perspective in a world that is becoming increasingly connected.
The Junior Commission has been one of the best experiences of my life - it has brought the best out of me by challenging me and has given a platform to truly make a difference.
We will select ten IGGY members to work together on a year-long project of research and study to produce new policy proposals on Education and the Internet. The students will define the scope and format of the Junior Commission, and at the end of the year they will present their findings to influential policy makers around the world.
IGGY will choose 10 Junior Commissioners with varying backgrounds, personalities and skills in order to build a team with a range of interests and abilities. Applicants will have to write a 2000 word essay and explain what they would bring to the team, and the shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by Skype.
- What are the opportunities and challenges in letting students have open access to the Internet in school? How might the Internet change education over the next 10 years?
Applicants will be expected to show evidence of their desire to achieve, their ability to work independently and as part of a team, their leadership and communication skills and evidence of their creativity.
The competition is now open and the deadline is 12th April 2013. Skype interviews will take place between 22nd and 26th April, and the new Junior Commissioners will be announced at the end of April 2013 to start work in May 2013.
- IGGY Members can find out more and apply to be a Junior Commissioner here
It's not too late for non-members to join IGGY for this once in a lifetime opportunity.