When applying for a postdoc position, fellowship, or grant you will often be asked to submit a research proposal as part of your application.
The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.
A group of researchers of the Research Unit “Education, Culture, Cognition and Society” (ECCS) and of the Luxembourg Centre for Educational Testing (LUCET) at the University of Luxembourg (UL) has obtained a grant for the interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Unit CALIDIE (Capitalising on Linguistic Diversity in Education). The doctoral programme CALIDIE is funded in the frame of the PRIDE scheme of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). In the research axis ‘Language and STEM Learning’ the DTU CALIDIE offers
Doctoral candidate (PHD Student) in Cognitive Psychology and Educational Measurement (m/f)
· Ref: 50013612 - (R-AGR-3079-01-B)
· Fixed-term contract 14-month initial contract, extendable up to 3 years, further extendable by 1 year if required, 40 hours/week
· Indicative starting date: 15 January 2019
· Employee and student status
“Interaction between language of instruction and language proficiency in science education”
Despite the intriguing finding that insufficient language proficiency is particularly detrimental to learning processes in science, Content and language integrated learning research (CLIL) has rarely addressed the question of potential learning deficits generated when scientific content has to be acquired through an insufficiently mastered language of instruction. The PhD project will address this question directly in the educational context of Luxembourg imposing a change of the language of instruction onto a large proportion of pupils in the middle of their secondary school career and ask the question of the costs and benefits of such a curricular strategy. The project will clarify whether there exist threshold effects in the relation between language proficiency and science learning or whether the relationship is linear. In order to address this question, the project should combine an experimental approach with the implementation of science learning classes in different languages of instruction with the rich data on student learning that is available through the Luxembourgish school monitoring (Épreuves Standardisées).
Research areas: Psychology, Assessment & Psychometrics, Educational Studies
Required languages: English, German, French
Supervisor: Professor Romain Martin
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