Scholarship Opportunities - Childhoods in Changing Contexts Research Group

at Queensland University of Technology

QUT Faculty of Education

Children grow and learn across multiple sites and in a wide range of historical, contemporary and future contexts. The Childhoods in Changing Contexts Research Group is an exciting collective of transdisciplinary early years researchers generating new knowledge about children and their childhoods. Our research addresses societal and educational factors and contexts that shape childhoods today.

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 Childhoods in Changing Contexts Research Group through the QUT Annual Scholarship Round.

Be supervised by our world-leading researchers who are critically investigating young children’s rights and citizenship; cultural and multilingual contexts and childhoods; evaluation of early childhood, school-based, or parenting interventions, programs, policies, practices, and initiatives; and the early childhood education and care workforce. The Childhoods in Changing Contexts Research Group are looking for research students interested in the following topics:

  • Learning for active citizenship, sustainability, and social justice
  • Teaching and learning in rural contexts
  • The arts in children's learning and wellbeing
  • Cultural and multilingual contexts and childhoods
  • Communication / interaction in early childhood contexts
  • Cultural and intercultural competence in early childhood education and care
  • Parenting and parent involvement in early childhood
  • Transition to school
  • Early childhood education and care workforce and the work of early childhood teachers
  • Early childhood policy and teachers’ work
  • Design and evaluation of early childhood, school-based or parenting interventions, programs, policies, practices, and initiatives
  • Early childhood social emotional development and learning
  • Rhythm and movement for self-regulation
  • Children engaging with digital technologies in home/school/community contexts
  • Digital technologies and play and learning
  • Technology innovation in the early years
  • Digital Gaming in the early years
  • Digital technologies and curriculum and pedagogy in the early years
  • Social interactions around digital technologies
  • Racism, Whiteness, Reconciliation

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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Brisbane City Queensland Australia

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