PhD Candidate for the Project “Moving Animals: A History of Science, Media and Policy in the Twentieth Century””
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Are you passionate about education and teaching? The Formal Methods and Tools (FMT) research group at the University of Twente has a vacancy for a visionary …
Are you passionate about education and teaching? The Formal Methods and Tools (FMT) research group at the University of Twente has a vacancy for a visionary PhD student with a background in Computer Sciences and a special interest in teaching and testing methods.
Alignment in teaching refers to the triangle of content, teaching and testing modes: they should fit together. You cannot effectively teach Defense Against the Dark Arts without a wand, or test it effectively through a multiple choice form. Neither does it seem sensible to test programming skills through a hand-written test; yet that is often still what happens in Computer Science.
Lasting innovation is hampered by practical obstacles such as maintainability and scalability of the chosen forms. It occurs on the side of the students (in a programme with 200 students, extensive individual feedback may be infeasible) but also on the side of the teachers (a form that works due to the enthusiasm of its inventor may no longer be effective when that spark has died down or the course is taken over by a colleague).
On the whole, we can characterise Computer Science students on the one hand by a large degree of technical creativity and a drive to understand and control the working of (electronic) devices, and on the other hand by an inward rather than outward focus. These characteristics should be taken into account in the choice of teaching and testing methods in a Computer Science curriculum.
In this PhD position for 6 years, you will combine teaching with a research project in studying and developing aligned teaching and testing methods for Computer Science. This unique combination of tasks will give you ample opportunity to conduct experiments in the classroom. Concrete topics of study include, but are not limited to:
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For more information you can contact prof.dr.ir. A. Rensink, email@example.com.
We offer a very challenging fulltime position for six years in an inspiring multidisciplinary and international environment. You will be part of a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda.