Doctoral candidate (PHD Student) in Cognitive Psychology and Educational Measurement (m/f)
Université du Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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Your Role

  • Conduct research under the guidance of a supervisor team including local Luxembourgish and international experts, with the aim of studying towards a PhD in Cognitive Science or Psychology
  • Publish research results and present them at conferences, workshops, etc.
  • Possibility to teach up to 60 hours per year
  • Your Profile

  • Master's Degree (or equivalent) in Psychology or related disciplines of high quality. It is possible to apply if the respective degree is to be obtained soon (details to be given in the application).
  • Good command of written and spoken English and at least one of the other official languages of the UL, French or German
  • Willingness to integrate in an interdisciplinary and multilingual research team
  • PhD Project and Supervisor :

    Interaction between language of instruction and language proficiency in science education

    Despite the intriguing finding that insufficient language proficiency is particularly detrimental to learning processes in science, Content and language integrated learning research (CLIL) has rarely addressed the question of potential learning deficits generated when scientific content has to be acquired through an insufficiently mastered language of instruction.

    The PhD project will address this question directly in the educational context of Luxembourg imposing a change of the language of instruction onto a large proportion of pupils in the middle of their secondary school career and ask the question of the costs and benefits of such a curricular strategy.

    The project will clarify whether there exist threshold effects in the relation between language proficiency and science learning or whether the relationship is linear.

    In order to address this question, the project should combine an experimental approach with the implementation of science learning classes in different languages of instruction with the rich data on student learning that is available through the Luxembourgish school monitoring (Épreuves Standardisées).

    Research areas : Psychology, Assessment & Psychometrics, Educational Studies

    Required languages : English, German, French

    Supervisor : Professor Romain Martin

    Contact : We offer

    We offer

  • A dynamic, multidisciplinary, and multilingual environment with a large number of ongoing scientific activities
  • Enrollment as a PhD student in the Doctoral School at the UL with an interesting offer of various scientific and transferable skills trainings
  • Support for participating in scientific activities (summer schools, conferences and workshops)
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