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Research Assistant/Associate - Culturally Responsive Computing Education (Part Time, Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Raspberry Pi Computing Education Research Centre

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £27,116 to £40,927 see advert details
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th November 2021
Closes: 1st December 2021
Job Ref: NR29056

Research Assistant: £27,116 - £31,406 or Research Associate £33,309 - £40,927

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months.

An opportunity is available for a part-time, fixed-term Research Assistant/Research Associate to join the Raspberry Pi Computing Education Research Centre to work on the research project "Teachers' motivation and beliefs relating to culturally responsive computing in schools in England."

Culturally responsive computing pedagogy and teaching aims to improve the experience and outcomes of computing in school of those from groups who are typically underrepresented in computing qualifications and careers, such as females and those from minority ethnic groups and low-income backgrounds. Teachers are crucial in this endeavour and this research project will focus on the ways in which teachers implement culturally responsive computing teaching and learning, and reflect on their beliefs and motivation.

The Raspberry Pi Computing Education Research Centre is based in the Department of Computer Science and Technology (CST) at the University of Cambridge. The Centre is a joint initiative between the University and the Raspberry Pi Foundation and offers an exciting opportunity to combine expertise from across both institutions to deliver a step-change in computing education. The Centre seeks to achieve long-term impact by conducting original research as well as working with its partners to turn new research results into practice.

The funds for this position are available for 12 months in the first instance. Some travel within 50 miles of the Cambridge area will be required.

Further information about the Department and Research Centre can be found at http://www.cst.cam.ac.uk and http://computingeducationresearch.org. Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Sue Sentance (ss2600@cam.ac.uk)

The closing date for applications is: 1st December 2021. Interviews will be held the week beginning 6th December 2021.

Further information can be found here:  https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/32424/

 

 

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