The doctorate worldwide

Author: Stuart Powell
Publisher: Open Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780335220212
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book critically analyses the provision of doctoral education worldwide and discusses core issues for educators, administrators and policy-makers when planning and delivering doctoral education programmes. It is the first to summarise key aspects of doctoral education worldwide in a consistent way, in order to: Inform the sector on the full range of doctoral awards worldwide Allow international comparisons to be made more easily Provide a base line for the international development of the doctorate Give a critical commentary on the state of doctoral education Help identify good practice Taking a country-by-country approach, The Doctorate Worldwide examines doctoral study in North and South America, South Africa, Europe, Australia, India, China, Japan and Thailand. Each chapter presents demographic and other data, and considers key questions such as: What are the different forms of doctoral study and qualification available? How are institutions organised? How are candidates supervised, funded and examined? Are there identifiable differences in gender, race, religion etc.? What is the role of the doctorate in relation to national research policy? Written in an accessible style, with extensive use of charts, tables and visual summaries, The Doctorate Worldwide will be a valuable resource for all academics and administrators involved in organising and delivering doctoral study.

Practitioner Research at Doctoral Level

Author: Pat Drake
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136895698
Format: PDF, ePub
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In trying to juggle the various priorities of doctoral study, many individuals struggle. From gathering data, preparing papers and organising projects, to the less obvious difficulties of time management and personal development, doctoral researchers are heavily tasked. In addition to this, those undertaking practitioner research face the complication of negotiating a less traditional research setting. As a guide to this ongoing, often neglected aspect of doctoral research, the authors of this innovative book explore in detail the challenges faced by doctoral researchers conducting practitioner research today. They show that the special nature of this research and the conditions in which the professional researcher works raise questions about producing new knowledge at work through research. This affects everything: relationships with practice; ethics; the ways that they are taught and supervised; the genre of the thesis; all place practitioners in situations which may not methodologically align with conventional approaches. In this book the authors take the opportunity to explore these themes in an holistic and integrated way in order to develop a sense of methodological coherence for the practitioner researcher at doctoral level. In doing so, the authors argue for what is possible, suggesting that universities should critically examine practitioner doctorates to accommodate new forms of knowledge formation. As an invaluable guide through doctoral research, this book will be essential reading for both doctoral researchers and supervisors alike, as well as practitioner researchers working in professional settings more generally and those engaging in policy debates about doctoral research.

The Professional Doctorate

Author: John Fulton
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137024208
Format: PDF
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Are you interested in studying for a professional doctorate but aren't sure what's involved? This book offers concrete, practical guidance for anyone wishing to study for a professional doctorate degree. Fully up-to-date and based on the latest developments in the field, The Professional Doctorate: - Supports you through every stage of the journey, from identifying your research project and choosing your methodology through to the final assessment - Gives advice on working with your supervisor, disseminating your findings and influencing your community of practice - Encourages you to reflect on your personal development and transformation - Features detailed case studies from real-life students Based on the authors' extensive experience of working with professional doctoral students, this much-needed resource will help you to master all aspects of this demanding degree.

Handbook of Experiential Learning and Management Education

Author: Michael Reynolds
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191607614
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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While Experiential Learning has been an influential methods in the education and development of managers and management students, it has also been one of the most misunderstood. This Handbook offers the reader a comprehensive picture of current thinking on experiential learning; ideas and examples of experiential learning in practice; and it emphasises the importance of experiential learning to the future of management education. Contributors include: Chris Argyris, Joseph Champoux, D. Christopher Kayes, Ruth Colquhoun, John Coopey, Nelarine Cornelius, Elizabeth L. Creese, Gordon Dehler, Andrea Ellinger, Meretta Elliott, Silvia Gherardi, Jeff Gold, Steve G. Green, Kurt Heppard, Anne Herbert, Robin Holt, Martin J. Hornyak, Paula Hyde, Tusse Sidenius Jensen, Sandra Jones, Anna Kayes, Kirsi Korpiaho, Tracy Lamping, Enrico Maria Piras, Amar Mistry, Dale Murray, Jean Neumann, Barbara Poggio, Keijo Räsänen, Peter Reason, Michael Reynolds, Clare Rigg, Bente Rugaard Thorsen, Burkard Sievers, Stephen Smith, Sari Stenfors, Antonio Strati, Elaine Swan, Jane Thompson, Richard Thorpe, Kiran Trehan, Russ Vince, Jane Rohde Voight, Tony Watson, and Ann Welsh.

The Practitioner s Handbook

Author: Stephen Palmer
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN:
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The Practitioner's Handbook is an essential guide to professional development in counseling, psychotherapy, and counseling psychology. Written in a friendly and informal style, the Handbook addresses the key concerns and questions most frequently raised by newly qualified practitioners. The Handbook also outlines different avenues for career development (such as research, supervision, training or management), providing the reader with practical hints and guidance on how to take the next career step and organize continuing professional development (CPD).

Changing doctoral degrees

Author: Keith Allan Noble
Publisher: Open Univ Pr
ISBN:
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Doctoral degrees have been a part of higher education ever since the first was conferred in Paris in around 1150. It is remarkable that this degree has survived and thrived for over eight centuries without significant change. Keith Allan Noble provides a concise, international summary of the past and present of doctoral degrees and predicts possible future developments, based on a study involving 67 scholars from Australia, Canada, Britain and the USA. He examines the strengths and weaknesses of both traditional and non-traditional doctoral programmes, and concludes with pragmatic recommendations suggesting how doctoral programmes should change. "Changing Doctoral Degrees" should be of interet to academics supervising doctoral canditates and for scholars researching higher education.

Information Literacy Instruction for Educators

Author: Scott Walter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136778470
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Much-needed guidance for updating your teaching skills and practices! Information Literacy Instruction for Educators: Professional Knowledge for an Information Age explores various methods of instructing pre-service teachers and administrators on how to locate new subject matter and distinguish between fact, opinion, and rhetoric across a wide variety of topics. Experienced educators and librarians join forces to present a number of exemplary efforts from international communities. This book also looks at approaches for incorporating information literacy instruction into K-12 pre-service education programs. This book will show you how to develop information literacy skills as a student, a lifelong learner, and as a professional—honing the ability to locate, evaluate, manage, and present information on any subject. This state-of-the-art text presents original thinking about collaborations between librarians and faculty members to promote information literacy as a core element of the professional knowledge for K-12 teachers and administrators in the 21st century. In Information Literacy Instruction for Educators, you’ll learn about: information literacy and digital technologies within the field of education collaborations between librarians and academic staff to develop approaches to information literacy for pre-service education students a collaboration between university library faculty and members of the educational studies department to meet the new state standards on information literacy and technology information literacy integration in a doctoral program—incorporating and verifying standards, and an appraisal of the results and more! Information Literacy Instruction for Educators draws on examples from the United States, Canada, and Australia, articulating a multi-faceted approach to education programs that goes beyond making pre-service teachers into better students to help them become more effective information literacy instructors themselves. Special features include an annotated bibliography for further reading. This text is an important guidance tool for teacher and administrator educators, academic and school librarians, and experienced teaching staff.