Due to Covid-19, the Hardie Fellowship program 2021 was suspended. The Professional Learning Institute will continue to monitor the situation through 2022. At this stage, the PLI anticipates that it will seek Expressions of Interest during 2022 for study in the United States 2023, subject to government and health advice.
The Hardie Fellowship is funded and named in honour of Professor Charles Hardie who served as the Dean of Education at the University of Tasmania from 1946 until his retirement in 1976 and an international scholar and philosopher. He established an international reputation in the field of philosophy of education with his 1942 book, Truth and Fallacy in Educational Theory; with. Albert Einstein writing to Professor Hardie admiring his 1947 book, Background to Modern Thought. He was handpicked by Ludwig Wittgenstein for his class and he was a companion of John Maynard Keyes; both eminent philosophers.
Following the death of Professor Hardie in 2002, the Hardie Fellowship Trust was established under the terms of his Will and is administered by Tasmanian Perpetual Trustees Limited in its capacity as trustee. Income from the trust is used to provide fellowships for teachers in the employment of the Department of Education and who have demonstrated outstanding skills, to enable them to pursue advanced studies or research at a University in the United States, for a minimum of 6 weeks.
International and interstate travel will continue to be restricted for Term 1 and Term 2 2022 due to the continuing risks presented by COVID-19.
The decision has been made to continue with our conservative approach to restricting students and staff travelling both interstate and internationally for work or school purposes in the first half of 2022. There are still a large number of risks and unknown factors that travelling in a COVID-19 environment presents. With the opening of state and international borders there is also uncertainty in relation to how we may be impacted more broadly by COVID-19. Until we are in a position where we can have more clarity on the situation and are able to mitigate these risks any travel remains a high risk activity.
PM Ed.71 – 29 November 2021