The National Institute of Education invites suitable applications for the position of Research Assistant on an 18-month part-time (50%) contract at the English Language and Literature Academic Group.
Project Title: Cultivating Cosmopolitan Virtues through Critical, Aesthetic and Ethical Engagements with Literature
Project Introduction: The study aims to explore how Literature can adequately prepare students for the twenty-first century through the development of cosmopolitan virtues. More specifically, the study will examine the possibilities and challenges of cultivating such virtues through the kinds of questions teachers ask about literary texts with accompanying instructional strategies in the classroom. The study employs a mixed methods design encompassing three phases: Survey, case-study observations of classroom practices; and implementation of an intervention unit.