PhD Scholarship Opportunity at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education – STEM Education


We are seeking an outstanding candidate with a STEM teaching background for a three-year PhD scholarship attached to our ARC Discovery Project entitled Teaching how to learn: Promoting self-regulated learning in STEM classes to be based at the University of Melbourne.

The scholarship includes:

  • a stipend valued at approx. $30,000* per annum tax free (*increased annually by consumer price index), and
  • a Research Training Program Fee Offset Scholarship to cover tuition fees for Australian Citizens, NZ Citizens and Permanent Residents.

This project is a partnership between The University of Melbourne and Flinders University in South Australia.


The Teaching how to learn project investigates how to improve teacher capacity in teaching STEM subjects. The emphasis in this project is to promote the quality of the teachers’ practices, rather than their content knowledge, through a set of carefully designed and implemented interventions which will investigate a set of key factors related to changing teacher behaviour.

The potential impact of this research is enhanced by international collaboration with colleagues from Germany and the United States.


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Last updated: 
Wednesday, 17 April 2019