31 August, 2019.


Perth, Australia.

(Partially Funded)


2019 – PhD Scholarship for Science Education

One PhD scholarship (covering the living stipend for three years) is available for the holder to conduct a research study that investigates students’ interactions in drawing science diagrams and their benefits in enhancing students’ scientific creativity. The project is funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) under the Discovery Project grant scheme (DP180100143). The project aims to engage students in scientific thinking and build their creative problem-solving capabilities through evidence-based teaching strategies.

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Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest and most culturally diverse university with Australia’s third largest international student population.

This project is addressing the challenge by:

(1) identifying students’ creative thinking from their science diagrams and their interaction with peers.

(2) devising and evaluating teaching strategies to support students’ creative scientific thinking. The PhD students will work with high school science teachers to develop teaching materials, video-record classroom interactions, conduct interviews, analyse class videos and diagrams, and write peer-reviewed journal articles.

The successful PhD student will be supervised by a team of experienced science education researchers (Dr Mihye Won and Professor David F. Treagust) from the STEM Education Research Group (formerly Science and Mathematics Education Centre—SMEC) at Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Humanities

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Three years.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

Candidates for these PhD scholarships are expected to:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree in science education at a high level (honours) of academic achievement;
  • Demonstrate an aptitude for research through their analytical skills and creative thinking;
  • Be able to work in a team setting and take responsibility for their individual tasks;
  • Be experienced in the use of digital technology and software packages;
  • Possess excellent spoken and written communications skills that may be evidenced, for example, through their undergraduate   thesis/project work and presentations given; and
  • Practise well-developed time- and self-management skills with strong personal discipline and drive in their work.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • A successful International candidate will be awarded a tuition fee offset scholarship valued at $36,400 per annum for 3 years.
  • Domestic and International candidates will receive a living stipend valued at $27,596 per annum for 3 years.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should contact Dr Mihye Won, (, +61-8-9266-4074) with their

  • CV.
  • Transcripts.
  • Short statements (1 page) outlining why they should be considered for the scholarship.


  • Shortlisted applicants will be contacted to apply for interview.
  • Scholarship is subject to approval of admission at Curtin in the HDR course.
  • Applications can be made immediately and will remain open until the position is filled.

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