PhD scholarship

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28 Nov 2014

downloadGlasgow Caledonian University calls for applications for a full-time PhD scholarship in a project entitled ‘Boys’ Toys’ and ‘Girls’ Toys’: Learning through play?.

The project is located at the Institute for Society and Social Justice Research (ISSJR), which is part of the Glasgow School for Business and Society.

The research project is described as follows:

With the resurgence of targeted marketing of ‘girls’ and ‘boys’ toys there has been concern that boys and girls are being channelled into restrictive gender specific play. The Curriculum for Excellence focuses much attention on the importance of learning through play and the Caledonian Club at GCU prioritises early intervention as a means for raising children’s own expectations. This PhD seeks to examine whether there are any links between children’s play, the gendered marketing of toys and their own expectations for the future. The scope of the PhD would be developed by the successful candidate and the supervisory team but we anticipate some of the following areas may be incorporated:

  • The impact of play on children? How do children learn through play?
  • Children’s own perspectives of toys
  • Can gender specific toys impact on children’s own expectations of self? What do toys teach children about gender?
  • The importance of early intervention in raising expectations and ambition at an earlier age
  • Adults’ roles in challenging or perpetuating gender expectations through toys, games and wider play
  • Developing innovative methods or working with children to answer the research questions

Further details on the scholarship (application deadline is 19 December) can be found HERE and HERE.

This PhD position connects to an earlier post on gender, toys, business and play (see HERE), and is nicely contrasted with this ONE.

posted by Roy Huijsmans

 

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Ezekiel Olajimbiti

September 4th, 2015 at 14:48

I am a doctoral student in one of Nigerian universities currently working on discourse construction of children roles and identity. Can I get your grant to complete my research?

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