Improving classroom writing by enhancing reflexive decisions and practice

Improving classroom writing by enhancing reflexive decisions and practice

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Opening Date

01 Jan 2019 12am AEDT 

Closing Date

15 Nov 2019 11pm AEDT 

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Improving classroom writing by enhancing reflexive decisions and practice.

This Australian Research Council funded project will investigate new ways to improve writing in Australian primary schools. The qualitative project will provide an innovative, reflexive approach for teachers to identify diverse students’ decision-making practices in writing. The team will analyse student writing samples and will document classroom conditions including resources, technologies, expectations, practices and pedagogies that improve or diminish quality writing practices for different types of writers. Teachers will be supported to develop pedagogies that target specific types of writers in context and move beyond dependence building strategies in writing to enable students to make effective decisions for different writing contexts.

The PhD candidate will have the opportunity to work with a team of senior researchers and will collaborate with their supervisors to develop a project within the parameters of the project description.

Applications are open to candidates who have appropriate qualifications and experience in education and/or educational linguistics.


This scholarship is available to eligible domestic candidates to undertake a direct entry 3-year PhD program.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants are expected to have a record of excellent academic performance and preferably, additional relevant research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity in line with the University’s scholarship rating guidelines. Refer to the Rating Scholarship Applicants section for more information about these guidelines.

Scholarship Components

This scholarship provides a full-time living allowance/stipend currently valued at AUD $27,596 per annum, tax exempt (2019 rate) and a tuition-fee offset scholarship.

Contact Details

Name: Mary Ryan
Phone: +61 2 9850 8059

How to Apply

For information on how to apply, select the "How to Apply" button below.

Please note, at the start of your application you should select the scholarship type of "HDR Strategic and Project Specific".

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