PhD Scholarship: University of New South Wales

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Dr. Andrew Martin

The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia is offering Scientia PhD Scholarship in Educational Psychology (‘Exploring the Link between Explicit Instruction and Student Motivation and Engagement’) for a suitably qualified candidate to undertake research studies under Professor Andrew Martin leading to a PhD in education (educational psychology). The proposed PhD is a quantitative study of school students and investigates the links between two seminal areas of contemporary educational psychology: (a) academic motivation and engagement and (b) explicit instruction. This PhD will explore an integration of these two areas, with particular focus on key aspects of motivation and engagement (e.g., self-efficacy, self-regulation, anxiety etc.) and key dimensions of explicit instruction (e.g., structure, scaffolding, worked examples, deliberate practice etc.).Expression of Interest and CV are due November 11, 2016. More information is attached. To commence an application, visit (Fundamental and Enabling Sciences: Educational Psychology link)