The UQCTP joined the Winter Research Program

3 April 2018

The UQCTP has joined the 2018 Winter Research Program. The Program is designed to provide UQ students with an opportunity to gain research experience, by working alongside UQ researchers and research groups for a period of four to six weeks.

The UQCTP will offer one scholarship to undertake research in any of the following areas:

  • How critical thinking can overcome the wicked problem of Indigenous education.
  • The nature of teacher expertise in teaching for thinking: the pedagogical content knowledge of inquiry
  • Metacognition and evaluation: necessary conditions for thinking to be called critical
  • Understanding “effective thinking”: inquiry and meaning making in the classroom
  • Cognitive skills: unhelpful hierarchies
  • Evaluating thinking: critical thinking as a values education and implications for assessment
  • Pedagogy above curriculum: teaching for thinking as a pedagogical project
  • Public reasoning and collective rationality: building social and cognitive norms in the classroom
  • Readdressing the role of critical thinking in science education
  • Defining the nature of scientific understanding
  • Teaching for thinking as a disruptive pedagogy
  • Threshold concepts in critical thinking

Project proposals in philosophy of education, critical thinking, epistemology and philosophy of science are also welcome. 

Participation is open to UQ undergraduate (including honours) and masters by coursework students who are currently enrolled at UQ. To apply, please go to Applications close on 3 April 2018.

For more information please email the UQCTP Director of Research, Dr Claudio Mazzola, at