LSIA Research Scholarships

Published: Wednesday 13th May 2015

LSIA Research Scholarships – six scholarships available now!

LSIA has six doctoral opportunities available for candidates who are driven to research for better futures for children and young people.

Assessment, Evaluation and Student Learning has three PhD candidature opportunities available in the following recently funded ARC Discovery Grant

Effective teacher-based assessments for students with disability (Brisbane-based preferred)

The Australian Curriculum and Disability Standards for Education create high expectations for education of students with disabilities. Teachers are to address the diversity of student learning needs in their classes, and make adjustments to school-based assessments that enable students with disabilities to demonstrate their learning. Recent reports identify inconsistent practice in schools and the need for evidence-based guidance to inform these adjustments. This longitudinal project involves researcher-teacher collaboration and aims to identify effective assessment adjustments for secondary school students with disabilities, develop system-level protocols for adjustments, and meet national goals of improved education outcomes for these students.
Focus areas for doctoral research could be educational assessment, special education, education disability law, or secondary curriculum subjects.

Contact: Professor Joy Cumming

Information on how to apply for this scholarship opportunity can be found in the relevant project in the Graduate Research website: click here. Applications close 31 May 2015.