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Mathematics Education Centre

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PhD Studentships available

25 January 2018

The Mathematics Education Centre is advertising three PhD studentships for an October 2018 start. Two are funded by the university, one is funded by the ESRC Midlands Graduate School (and therefore includes funding for a research-methods masters for those who have not already studied such a course, but has eligibility restrictions).

The MEC is a great place to study. Details on our existing students and research environment more generally can be found by following the links from this page:
http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/mec/research/

The ESRC-funded studentship is in collaboration with No More Marking Ltd, and involves placements where the student will be mentored by Patrick Barmby, Chris Wheadon and Daisy Christodoulou.

The deadline for all three studentships is 16th February 2018.

PROJECT 1 (university funded)
Structural Approaches to the Symbol Grounding Problem
Supervisors: Matthew Inglis and Camilla Gilmore
Details: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BGO979/phd-studentship-structural-approaches-to-the-symbol-grounding-problem/

PROJECT 2 (university funded)
Preschool Children’s Understanding of Number: Connecting Number Symbols and Quantity Information
Supervisors: Sophie Batchelor and Camilla Gilmore
Details: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BGO978/phd-studentship-preschool-childrens-understanding-of-number-connecting-number-symbols-and-quantity-information/

PROJECT 3 (ESRC funded, in collaboration with No More Marking Ltd)
Understanding the role of executive functions in secondary mathematics learning 
Supervisors: Matthew Inglis and Camilla Gilmore
Details: http://mcg.lboro.ac.uk/DTP-advert-Inglis2.pdf