Student Assistant Jobs

At LDE CEL we have several open positions for Student Assistants. See below our open vacancies. 

Furthermore, we also offer several Master/Bachelor Thesis topics which can be found here.

Student Assistant Job – An Investigation on Computational Thinking Skill in Different Fields Via Interviews

Are you interested in exploring core Computational Thinking (CT) skills for students to master to survive in the surge of digital devices?

Living in an environment in which digital devices are almost everywhere, it is of vital importance for our future professionals to be empowered with necessary skills in higher education and CT is said to be one of them. It is worthwhile mentioning that CT is not meant for Computer Science (CS) major, but also for non-CS majors. However, CS has a dominant role in the field and most of the activities related to CT are CS-centered. In order to learn CT in other fields and put forward the research agenda on CT for all and bring more inclusiveness in CT education,  it is important to learn from experts their opinions on the following questions:

  • In what way are CT components operationalized in different fields?
  • Which CT components / constructs are vital for people from different background?
  • What perspectives do experts from different fields hold towards CT skills?
  • From experience, which assessment method can better capture students' mastery of CT skills?

In this project, we aim to answer questions listed above via interviewing experts of different fields from three universities, being Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University. The analysis of the results is planned to be reported to provide more insights into CT education in higher education and bring more inclusiveness into CT education.

The Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Education and Learning is looking for student assistant who can help to investigate the questions listed above. We are looking for someone who:

  • is doing a master study
  • has basic understanding of qualitative research, specifically on interviews
  • has a good sense in communication
  • is interested in research work
  • is able to work for approx. 8 hours per week, depending on the tasks
  • is available as soon as possible, for a minimum of 6 months
  • has past experience in interviewing people is desired but not required

What do you get for this?

  • Favorable salary based on student assistant remuneration;
  • You are part of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Education and Learning network and have short lines with various professors and other researchers;
  • Your work will potentially contribute to the field of Computational Thinking Education

Are you ready to apply? Send your application (CV and motivation) to Xiaoling Zhang.
We are looking forward to your application, deadline for application is July 1, 2022