Beyond global discourses of data: Storying learning in schools

This Earmarked Scholarship project is aligned with a recently awarded Category 1 research grant. It offers you the opportunity to work with leading researchers and contribute to large projects of national significance.

Supervisor – Associate Professor Ian Hardyian.hardy@uq.edu.au

We seek a student interested in working as part of a broader research group focusing on the myriad ways in which teachers and educators in schools and school systems generate and engage with forms of data relevant to student engagement and learning in schooling settings. This could relate to any and all aspects of students' engagement and learning, including from enrolment through to graduation. This could also relate to how data are developed and generated systemically, including the various data infrastructures (hardware; software; e-networks) used to support the development, generation and engagement with data on the part of students, teachers and parents.  Prospective students may wish to focus on issues of data in relation to early childhood, primary schooling and/or secondary schooling. 

Students with an interest in comparative and international education are encouraged to apply.

We also encourage Indigenous students to apply who may be interested in working in Indigenous settings and/or undertaking an Indigenous focus as part of the study. 

Preferred educational background

Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the applicant's previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards, and employment history.

A working knowledge of how schools generate and engage with data, and how data are understood in other national and international contexts would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the field(s) of education and the potential for scholastic success.

A background or knowledge of qualitative methods and globalization processes is highly desirable.

*The successful candidate must commence by Research Quarter 3, 2022. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date. International applicants may need to apply much earlier for visa reasons.

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