Higher Degree Research 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 CCC Research Group are looking for research students interested in the following topics:

  • Digital technologies and children’s play, and learning
  • Digital gaming in the early years
  • The influence of digital technologies on curriculum and pedagogy in the early years
  • Digital technologies and children’s social interactions
  • Using digital technologies to improve children’s learning and wellbeing
  • Rural and remote contexts and innovation in early childhood education
  • Global perspectives in early childhood
  • Rethinking parenting and parent involvement in early childhood
  • Visual, performing, and/or digital arts in children's learning and wellbeing
  • Science, mathematics, and/or literacy learning in early childhood
  • Outdoor play and children’s learning in early childhood
  • Attracting, retaining and sustaining the early childhood workforce
  • Supportive early childhood work cultures and contexts
  • Early childhood teacher/educator career pathways
  • Early childhood educator wellbeing
  • Mentoring the early childhood workforce
  • Changing policy contexts in early childhood
  • Reconceptualising leadership in early childhood education and care
  • Rhythm and movement for young children’s self-regulation
  • Independent evaluation of safety programs for young children
  • Sociology of Education
  • Children’s rights and “best interests” decision making
  • Researching sensitive topics and vulnerable populations

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 (30 September 2019 for studies commencing in 2020), and indicate on your course application that you want to be considered for one of our main scholarships.

For more information on research degrees and scholarships visit https://www.qut.edu.au/education/courses-and-study/phds-and-research-degrees

For more information on the CCC Research Group, please visit https://research.qut.edu.au/cccrg/

Email the Office of Education Research: edn.research@qut.edu.au

Brisbane City Queensland Australia

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