UQTCP joined the Summer Research Program

20 July 2018

The UQCTP has joined the 2018 Summer 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 six to ten weeks.

The UQCTP will offer two six-week scholarships, each worth $306 a week, to undertake research in any of the following projects:

  • Investigating barriers to tertiary education for Indigenous and low-SES students
  • Praxis and expertise: developing teacher expertise in inquiry through reflective practice
  • The nature of teacher expertise in teaching for thinking: the pedagogical content knowledge of inquiry
  • Readdressing the role of critical thinking in science education

Project proposals in the following areas may also be considered:

  • 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
  • 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 https://employability.uq.edu.au/summer-research. Applications close on August 31, 2018.

For more information please email the UQCTP Program Coordinator, Dr Claudio Mazzola, at c.mazzola@uq.edu.au.