AHRC funded PhD Studentship (Collaborative Doctoral Award)  available from
October 1st 2018


Instrumental learning? Object lessons in recapturing past science teaching 

A collaboration between the Science Museum  and the University of Leeds
(History & Philosophy of Science)


This studentship is available on either a full-time (42 months) or
part-time (60 months) basis.   


Supervisory team:

Jane Desborough jane.desborough@sciencemuseum.ac.uk

Graeme Gooday g.j.n.gooday@leeds.ac.uk      

Indira Banner i.banner@education.leeds.ac.uk


How should we interpret the instruments used in past science teaching? How
far have changes in school laboratory equipment interacted with new ways of
learning and using science?

Can biographies of classic apparatus inform our understanding of how
science has been learned – or not learned – in the classroom?  


For anyone with an interest in the history of science education - whether
trained in science, education, history or museums studies - this PhD
project presents

an exciting opportunity to explore the historic science teaching
collections of both the Science Museum and the University of Leeds.


The results of the project may be used to inform both future science
teaching and museum policies on exhibiting science teaching.  

For further information about the project please feel free to contact any
of the project’s supervisory team.


Applicants should have, or expect to attain, a good undergraduate degree
and meet AHRC eligibility criteria: http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/documents/documents/termsconditionstraininggrants-pdf

Applications should include: a curriculum vitae (no more than 2 sides of
A4); a sample of writing (3,000 words max); and a covering letter including
a 500-word research proposal related to the project’s themes.  


Please send completed applications to g.j.n.gooday@leeds.ac.uk   by
Monday April 30th 5pm.   Interviews will follow in May for shortlisted


Further details at: https://group.sciencemuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Graeme-Gooday-CDA-Advert.pdf