Nguyen Bui – Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship

Australia Awards – Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship

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Nguyen Bui
Home country:  Vietnam

Home institution:  An Giang University

Host institution:  Australian National University

Ms Nguyen Bui is currently an Endeavour recipient and PhD candidate at the Australian National University (ANU).

Drawing on her experiences as a Fulbright scholar in the United States and a university lecturer in Vietnam, her doctoral research investigates how a SCOOC (a Small Connectivist Open Online Course) could be designed to facilitate online teacher professional development in intercultural language teaching and learning.
This research was presented at international conferences (Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Indonesia), and featured in the 'Multicultural Voices of the ACT' program broadcasted on Canberra radio station 2XX.  

During her Endeavour program, Ms Nguyen Bui was a guest lecturer (sessional academic staff) for the Intercultural Communication courses (College of Arts and Social Sciences, and College of Asia and Pacific), and the Vietnam Field School program (College of Medicine, Biology & Environment) at the ANU.  

She was also invited to be a panellist at a workshop on Curriculum Development and Learning Design organised by HERSDA ACT at the Australian Catholic University, and a presenter at the ANU Language Teaching Forum. Beside her PhD study, Ms Nguyen Bui is working as a research assistant for the ANU Research Skills and Training Program, Office of the Dean of Higher Degree by Research.

She recently became the first recipient from Vietnam to be awarded the prestigious SEAMEO-Australia Education Links Award 2016/2017 granted by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) Secretariat. She will be honoured and receive the grant and a Plaque of Recognition at the 49th SEAMEO Council Conference on 24 – 26 July 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

More information of this award can be found on the SEAMEO website.