Scholarship opportunities - Teacher Education and Professional Learning Research Group

at Queensland University of Technology

QUT Faculty of Education

Contemporary debates on teacher education include varied ideas around what attributes, effectiveness, professional knowledge and outcomes teachers require; how teachers should be selected to become teachers; and how they should be assessed.

The QUT Faculty of Education is looking for aspiring education researchers who are passionate about solving problems and finding real world solutions to join our Teacher Education and Professional Learning Research Group through the QUT Annual Scholarship Round.

Be supervised by our world-leading researchers who are investigating and critiquing national teacher education agendas, teacher performance assessment, and the concepts of workforce and classroom “readiness”. The Teacher Education and Professional Learning Research Group are looking for research students interested in the following topics:

Teacher education

  • Ensuring classroom readiness in teacher education
  • Professional learning for quality teaching
  • Regional, rural and remote education
  • International comparative studies of teacher education: Policy and practice

Responding to external agencies

  • Standards and accreditation reform in initial teacher education
  • Understanding evidence of impact: methodologies linking initial teacher education to teacher performance
  • Professionalism, professional standards, policy, accreditation, impact
  • Teaching for social justice and diversity
  • Social justice in initial teacher education and/or professional learning: Classroom-ready teachers for diverse and disadvantaged communities
  • Exploring graduate teachers' preparedness to teach children from diverse learning groups: Understanding professional decision making through the lens of epistemic reflexivity

Professional and practice-based learning

  • Professional experience in initial teacher education
  • Promoting preservice teachers’ preparedness to teach children from diverse learning groups: a focus on reflexivity in professional experience.
  • Evaluating professional learning partnerships designed to support early career teachers

Scholarships Available:

Because scholarship numbers are limited, QUT conducts one highly competitive scholarship selection round each year. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, you must apply for a research course before the closing date of the annual scholarship round, and indicate on your course application that you want to be considered for one of our main scholarships.

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Email Office of Education Research:

Brisbane City Queensland Australia

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