The Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a part-time Research Associate (0.6 fte) to work on a new large-scale EC Horizon 2020 project with nine partners, led by Dr Fiona Maine. The project works in schools across Europe to support the development of young people’s cultural literacy, which is defined as a set of competences and dispositions moving beyond understanding of European culture into an awareness of one’s own cultural identities and those of others. It will work with teachers from primary and secondary schools to develop a programme of cultural literacy learning, focusing on the development of dialogue and argumentation as children read and respond to visual narratives of European origin.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of working with children and young people in schools, recording and analysing classroom discussions, particularly focusing on dialogue. They will provide support to European colleagues in the development of a Cultural Analysis Framework to enable the selection of cultural texts for the project and help recruit and work with suitable participants to develop a Cultural Literacy Learning Programme, whilst leading on the collection of data in schools. The successful candidate will also work with a European team to develop and apply consistent coding approaches for the analysis of classroom dialogue.