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Robinson, Carol – London Review of Education, 2018
This article reports findings from a recent research project, commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), which explored the current landscape of professional doctorate (PD) provision in English higher education institutions (HEIs) (Mellors-Bourne et al., 2016). Given the absence of a clear definition by the Quality…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
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Taylor, Susan – London Review of Education, 2018
In 2001, the Institute of Education (now the UCL Institute of Education (UCL IOE)) became one of only three internationally accredited centres for the training of Reading Recovery trainers. To achieve accreditation, the training programme was required by the International Reading Recovery Trainers Organization to be linked to the IOE doctor of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Remedial Reading, Reading Teachers
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Cunningham, Bryan – London Review of Education, 2018
This short paper examines the origins and nature of the reflective writing that is presently required on one part-taught doctorate in education (EdD) programme. It explores the various ways in which EdD candidates have engaged with self-reflection, using a number of extracts from writing submitted for formal assessments (including of the doctoral…
Descriptors: Reflection, Writing (Composition), Professional Identity, Education Majors
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Bamberger, Annette – London Review of Education, 2018
The current discussion around recognition of the doctorate of education (EdD) typically focuses on a national context, usually in relation to the PhD; however, relatively little is known about recognition of the EdD degree in countries that do not offer the qualification. As international cohorts and online delivery of doctoral education grows, it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Global Approach, Case Studies
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Chua, S. M. J. – London Review of Education, 2018
In this paper, I give various reasons why the doctorate in education (EdD) programme helpfully heightens our normative senses. The writing of a thesis in time, and hence the realization that the same time--that window of opportunity--to do other things and enjoy other experiences is traded off, comports the student in a manner that heightens his…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Dissertations, Graduate Study, Educational Philosophy
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Hawkes, Denise; Yerrabati, Sridevi – London Review of Education, 2018
Alongside the growing numbers of professional doctorate programmes being offered within universities in the past 20 years, there has been a growth in the academic literature associated with various aspects of these research degrees. This systematic literature review draws on the evidence of 193 academic papers to map out the existing academic…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Literature Reviews, Professional Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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Poole, Brian – London Review of Education, 2015
The doctoral viva voce examination has existed in Britain since the PhD (or DPhil) was introduced at Oxford University almost a hundred years ago. However, despite some recent research studies, it seems that the viva remains somewhat under-researched and that viva voce examinations continue to take place according to largely unchanged and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Doctoral Programs, Questionnaires
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Kandiko, Camille B.; Kinchin, Ian M. – London Review of Education, 2013
Competing notions of what a Ph.D. has been, is and should be are undercurrents in doctoral education. A longitudinal study of Ph.D. supervision based on interviews and concept mapping was used to surface understandings of the purpose of a Ph.D. This research tracks change over time for both the student and the supervisor. The data were analysed…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Concept Mapping, Supervision, Doctoral Programs
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Marie, Jenny – London Review of Education, 2008
This paper analyses three crucial research skills: problem identification, data collection and hypothesis formation. It concludes that science research students should be taught about the creative process as they are under pressures that can inhibit creative thought. They should also be taught the importance of tacit knowledge for learning how to…
Descriptors: Creativity, Identification, Research Skills, Hypothesis Testing