PhD scholarships

The PhD projects must focus on practice-relevant research for primary and lower secondary school with a view to improving learning outcomes for all pupils. The projects must be organised in collaboration with university colleges and universities. The PhD fellows must be able to teach at the university colleges and to engage in research and development in the educational field, both during and after their fellowship.

The PhD projects must include issues of particular interest to the Danish primary and lower secondary school. The following are highlighted as examples:

  • Subject didactics and development of subjects, including integrated vocational skills
  • Interaction between new subjects, new ways of teaching and new understandings of subjects
  • Well-being and failure to thrive, for example school absence and community fostering didactics
  • Diversity, inequality and inclusive environments, for example in relation to teaching practices
  • School leadership and organisation as well as collaboration with the surrounding environment
  • School organisation, for example evaluation culture and organising of everyday activities
  • Tests, ways of evaluating and their impact on practices
  • Technology, artificual intelligence and a transition towards a green way of living (professionally. socially and culturally)
  • Education for sustainability and green transition (in relation to subjects, socially and culturally)

Interdisciplinary applications and applications within other fields are also welcome.

The applications must demonstrate the connection between the research question on the one hand and the design and method on the other. Emphasis is placed on applications with a generally relevant research question and theoretical and methodological originally that engage critically with existing research. The PhD council encourages the use of quantitative methods when justified by the research question.

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