Doctoral research opportunity in Dialogic Education

A scholarship valued at NZ$27,900 per year is open to qualified PhD applicants who are interested in the area of dialogic education.

Quick facts

Application status: No application required (indicate “Doctoral Scholarship in Dialogic Education” on the AFA)
Applicable study: PhD in Education
Closing date: 1 February 2020
Tenure: Up to 36 months (see Reg. 9 & 10)
For: New domestic or international students interested in the area of dialogic education, who have been accepted into the doctoral programme before 1 March 2020
Number on offer: One
Offer rate: One-time
Value: Up to $27,900 pa for 2020 plus compulsory fees and international health insurance (see Reg. 2). Available to domestic students and domestic fee-paying international students

The Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland has a one-time doctoral scholarship designated for an outstanding new, full-time applicant in the area of dialogic education. The successful applicant will engage with the newly formed Dialogic Education Network in the faculty, led by Professor Ian Wilkinson and Dr Maree Davies.

An ideal research focus might include:

• Discourse and learning in New Zealand classrooms
• Dialogic pedagogy in early childhood settings
• Collaborative argumentation in primary years schooling
• Teacher professional learning and development in dialogic pedagogy
• Automated analysis of classroom discourse

To be competitive, the individual should have practical field and research experience and be seeking an academic career or other professional leadership position. Knowledge, experience and commitment to cultural and linguistic diversity are desirable.

Interested individuals must complete an Application for Admission (AfA) and meet all of the University’s entry requirements. Application for University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships is made at the same time as the Application for Admission. The Statement of Research Intent, Doctoral Referee Reports, CV or resume, and transcripts must be scholarship worthy. Please indicate your interest in the 'Doctoral Scholarship in Dialogic Education' on the AfA.

Email Professor Ian A G Wilkinson at