PhD Scholarship in Early Childhood Science

Monash University


PhD Scholarship – Early Childhood Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) Education

Job No.: 600376

Location: Peninsula campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3.25-year Fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $28,000 AUD per annum full-time rate (tax-free stipend)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Join Australia’s leading Education Faculty
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Opportunity

Monash Education is offering 2 PhD scholarships to applicants interested in undertaking research in early childhood education. Successful applicants will help conduct research activities for the Conceptual PlayLab research project – a five–year (2019 – 2024) government-funded project led by Laureate Professor Marilyn Fleer.

It is supported by a five-year $3.2 million Laureate Fellowship from the Australian Research Council.

About the research

The Conceptual PlayLab is Australia's first programmatic study that aims to test ground-breaking play-based models of teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to young children. Over the life of the project, you will be following the experience of more than 100 young children. You will look at how and why the children form concepts of STEM, and the ways Conceptual PlayWorlds helps them. Working with early childhood educators, you will collect insights, experiences and track concept development.

It aims to create significant shifts in the ways STEM concepts are taught to young children in Australia, and around the world.

You can find out more about the research here.


To apply please go to our website

Closing Date

Saturday 30 November 2019, 11:55 pm AEDT


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