The Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE), Deakin University is pleased to announce that applications are now open for a new PhD scholarship in Assessment in Higher Education opportunity with CRADLE. If you’re a domestic student interested in assessment and digital learning, come and study with us at CRADLE!

 Applications are now open and close Monday 1 June 2020.

This scholarship is open to domestic students only, will be awarded on a full-time basis, and will be based at CRADLE’s Melbourne CBD location, Deakin Downtown. The successful applicant will work on a project that considers assessment and learning in the changing settings and increasingly digital context of education, and will contribute evidence to inform assessment research, policy and practice. We welcome submissions that align to CRADLE’s current programs of research, and also encourage applicants to consult our list of proposed doctoral topics.

CRADLE’s research program seeks to establish what works to improve learning in higher and professional education. Our current areas of research include:

  • academic progress and integrity;
  • assessment design (including self/peer, authentic and programmatic);
  • feedback and feedback literacy;
  • developing evaluative judgement;
  • assessment in a digital world;
  • digital identities; and
  • quality and standards.

Throughout this research, we use cross-cutting approaches, including innovative methodological and theoretical approaches and knowledge transition. Our team of leading higher education researchers includes Alfred Deakin Professor David BoudA/Prof. Phillip DawsonProf. Margaret BearmanA/Prof. Rola AjjawiDr. Joanna Tai and Dr Trina Jorre de St Jorre, and we collaborate with Deakin faculties and divisions, along with a range of industry partners and international collaborators.

Scholarship applicants must meet Deakin’s PhD entry requirements, enrol on a full-time basis, and hold an Honours (First Class) degree or an equivalent standard Master’s degree with a substantial research component. Please refer to Deakin’s research degree entry pathways for further information. The successful applicant will be enrolled through the Faculty of Arts and Education, and will receive a top-up of $5,000 per annum over three years.

All Expressions of Interest (EOI) must be submitted to through the Faculty of Arts and Education; however, potential applicants should contact a CRADLE supervisor aligned with their preferred project topic prior to submitting an EOI.

Further information about the Faculty of Arts and Education’s EOI process, along with the EOI form, may be found here: how to apply.

For all other enquiries, please contact CRADLE’s Research Manager, Dr Helen Walker, via email or on (03) 9244 5448.