About the Project
The educational data revolution has empowered schools with rich data on students that enable educators to inform and enhance teaching and learning in new and exciting ways. However, educators often do not possess the required underlying data literacy and analytics skills to utilise and benefit from educational data sets. This project focuses on articulation, co-creation and validation of a curriculum on data literacy for educators and school leaders, partnering with the Queensland Department of Education (DoE).
The research will build upon the Department of Education’s data literacy framework, to design and develop curriculum, undertake a field study for adaptive delivery of the curriculum, and evaluate the effectiveness of the developed curriculum and methods of adaptively delivering it. This project aims to advance understanding on learning processes relating to data literacy, and the development and adoption of systematic and human-centred approaches for providing training and support for data literacy in large and diverse multilevel educational organisations.
About the Candidate
The ARC Training Centre for Information Resilience (CIRES) invites highly motivated and committed candidates to apply for a fully-funded PhD position focused on curriculum development for data literacy. The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with their advisory team, leading experts in the Queensland Department of Education (DoE) and school leaders and teachers to develop curriculum for a data literacy framework, design and undertake a field study for adaptive delivery of the curriculum, and evaluate the effectiveness of the developed curriculum and methods of adaptive delivery.
For this position, CIRES is seeking a candidate with interdisciplinary interest and capabilities. The ideal candidate will have a passion and experience in teaching and developing learning content (as a tutor or a teacher), experience with field or lab research using quantitative and qualitative methods as well as strong written and communication skills.