At each conference, the Pacific Circle Consortium (PCC) bestows three honors — the Peter Brice Award, the Arthur R King Curriculum Innovation Award, and the Neil Baumgart Lecture
The Peter Brice Award is presented annually by the conference host country to an individual who best exemplifies the aims of the Pacific Circle Consortium (PCC).
Peter Brice represented New Zealand in the early days of the PCC when it was under the auspices of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He was an officer in the New Zealand Department of Education at the time. Upon his passing, his wife graciously worked with the PCC to develop an award in his honor. Mr Brice is best remembered for his wisdom, his humanity and his lifelong commitment to educational ideals.Learn more
Members of the Executive of the Asia Education Teachers’ Association and the Brisbane Conference Planning committee have determined who The Peter Brice Award will be presented to in 2020. During the conference, a presentation will occur.
Dr Arthur R King, Jr., a founding member of the Pacific Circle Consortium (PCC), exemplified the ideals of a liberal education based on the disciplines of knowledge. He was deeply committed to the import of curriculum in improving teaching and learning, believing that improved student learning required curricula specifically crafted and proven to support innovative teaching. King was also committed to the vision of international collaboration in curriculum development, especially in the areas of multi-national, multi-cultural, and environmental understanding in the Asia-Pacific region. He was active in much of the PCC’s early curriculum and research work, and he embraced positive, innovative, and exploratory approaches to learning and teaching in schools.Learn more
The Executive of the PCC invites nominations. It convenes an external committee, including a representative of the University of Hawaii, to review nominations for The Arthur R King Curriculum Innovation Award.
During the conference, an announcement about the presentation of the award for 2019 and 2020 will be made.
In memory of Emeritus Professor Neil Baumgart, distinguished educator, scholar and mentor, the Pacific Circle Consortium (PCC) has established a memorial lecture to be presented at its annual conference.
Neil Baumgart played a formative leadership role at University of Western Sydney (UWS) as the Foundation Professor of Education at UWS, Nepean, during which time he also served as the Dean of the Faculty of Education and Acting Deputy Vice-President of UWS Nepean.
Professor Baumgart was an innovator and encouraged UWS involvement with the PCC and the NSW Institute of Education, and staff from the School of Education have continued this affiliation and work.
Professor Baumgart was to serve a term as Chair of the PCC, another as editor of the Pacific-Asian Education journal and he received the Peter Brice Award in 2002 for his work in intercultural understanding.
Members of the Executive of the Asia Education Teachers’ Association and the Brisbane Conference Planning committee have determined who will present The Neil Baumgart Lecture in 2020.
During the conference, an announcement about the presentation of the lecture will be made.