Full PhD Studentship - The Magnus Magnusson Scottish Natural Heritage PhD Studentship: The Role of the Natural Heritage in Supporting Learning and Development in Scotland 2017, UK

Publish Date: Jun 09, 2017

Deadline: Jun 30, 2017


Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in Learning Sciences based at the Moray House School of Education. This is a fully funded studentship, undertaken full time over a three-year period. Applications from individuals with previous experience of research in this field are particularly welcome, and/or from those with human computer interaction design expertise. This prestigious PhD post is funded by the Wellcome trust as part of a larger UK/US Practitioner/Research $2.4million project: Move2Learn. The student would be supported by, and expected to contribute toward, the wider Move2Learn team at Edinburgh and partner organisations, in particular, with a parallel PhD post at University College London

Candidates must have

  • A first class or upper second class undergraduate degree, and a Master’s degree (preferably with Distinction) in a relevant discipline, including but not limited to the Learning Sciences, Early Years Science, Psychology, Computer Science, HCI, Design
  • Experience of undertaking postgraduate research
  • Proven excellent spoken and written English
  • Demonstrate a strong interest/knowledge of embodied interaction/ cognition and early years informal science learning and/or communication
  • A desire to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team
  • Experience of working with digital technologies would be an advantage 

The PhD focus is flexible but should related to:

  • Early Learning (0-8 years)
  • STEM subjects
  • Embodied Cognition as a theoretical foundation (the role of the body in conceptual development)
  • We are particularly interested in applications from those with an interest/experience in the design/development of technologies that capture body action (e.g. gesture/accelerometers/body tracking)

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