PhD studentship – Meeting the requirements of future learners

Funded by: CSAD
Fees: UK/EU fee equivalent for three years
Maintenance grant:  £13,726 maintenance per annum (tax free)
Studentship academic contact: Andree Woodcock
External collaborators (if applicable) 

The student will join an established EU team developing sustainable transport solutions

The research will undertake a holistic approach to the design of future learning scenarios, based on the hexagon spindle model of educational ergonomics.

Although the scope of the project may be defined by the student, its focus must be student centred recognising the number of factors that can influence any student interaction, and the need to optimise learning for each student.

Areas of study may relate to specific user groups – such as lifelong learners, older learners, distance learning, or new paradigms /technologies of learning; understanding the needs of learners, the design of teaching material or teaching environments.

The outcome of the research will be negotiated with the student, but are likely to be in the form of revisions and augmentation of the models of educational ergonomics, best practices and guidelines to inform more user centred design of educational facilities and materials.

Candidate specification

Please note that eligibility to apply is restricted to UK/EU fee payers

This is a re-advertisement- previous applicants need not reapply

Coventry University standard entry criteria for applicants to PHD

A confident and highly motivated applicant is required who will have the ability to work independently

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2.1 or above in ergonomics /human factors or education related discipline: Masters in related field with evidence of project work which demonstrates ability to operate in educational environments.

Core components in applied ergonomics; measurement and evaluation of performance and factors influencing performance.

Knowledge of educational policy.

First-hand experience in the domain of study (e.g. school, university, educational technology)

Further details

Closing date: August 28th 2013
Interview date: will be notified to shortlisted candidates

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For an application form please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

For guidance on writing a proposal, please visit the following link

Complete the application form and return with a covering letter to:
Research Recruitment and Admissions team
Student Centre
Coventry University
Priory Street
United Kingdom


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