Cambridge U: Research Associate in Cultural Literacy (UK)

“JobResearch Associate, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK. Deadline: 1 July 2019. Fixed-term position: 1 September 2019-30 April 2021.

The Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a part-time Research Associate (0.6 FTE) to work on a large-scale EC Horizon 2020 project with ten 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 knowledge 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. In collaboration with the Project Co-ordinator, they will lead on the collection of data in schools for the Cultural Literacy Learning Programme and work with European colleagues to develop consistent coding approaches for the analysis of classroom dialogue and engage in qualitative and quantitative data analysis activities.

NOTE: There is also a related position for Research Assistant through the same project, which is full-time from September 2019 to August 2020, same deadline for applications.

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