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McSherry, R.; Bettany-Saltikov, J.; Cummings, E.; Walker, K.; Ford, K.; Walsh, K. – Studies in Continuing Education, 2019
The aim of the paper is to report some of the research findings from a workshop held at an International Professional Doctorate Conference. The workshop aimed to elicit the views of attendees surrounding the following questions: How do you currently measure the impact and outcome of your professional doctorate programme(s)? What tools, frameworks,…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Outcomes of Education, Workshops, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Eubank, Martin; Forshaw, Mark – Studies in Continuing Education, 2019
This paper aims to articulate the multi-regulatory and complex territory that programme developers of professional doctorates are required to navigate, and, using examples from Health Psychology and Sport and Exercise Psychology, discusses the impact of this territory on programme development. 'Practitioner Psychologist' is a legally protected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Psychologists
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Maxwell, T. W. – Studies in Continuing Education, 2019
Higher education in Bhutan changed irrevocably in 2003 with the amalgamation of disparate colleges to form the country's first university. Research was not well known or understood. Over the last two decades doctorates were obtained outside Bhutan. The focus of this study is the impact of those who returned with an education doctorate. Using a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Graduate Study, Graduate Students
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Hager, Mark J.; Turner, Frances; Dellande, Stephanie – Studies in Continuing Education, 2019
This research presents a three year case study examining the impact of social support and isolation in the doctorate of business administration (DBA) on professional outcomes these graduates have experienced. Through individual reflections, participant-observer conversations and a short open-ended questionnaire, social support derived from…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Doctoral Programs, Business Administration Education, Social Isolation
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Hall, Elaine – Studies in Continuing Education, 2019
This paper is both a reflexive report on an attempt to operationalise 'doctorateness' in a specific case context and a synthesis of theory from the philosophy of education and curriculum design. Using the context of a new Professional Doctorate programme in Law (the DLaw) at a University in the North-East of England, it is an exploration of the…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Curriculum Design, Doctoral Programs, Foreign Countries
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Adams, Gill – Studies in Continuing Education, 2019
Feedback has an important role in supporting learning. It is through feedback that learners can actively construct and clarify understanding, monitor their performance and direct their learning. Despite attention on feedback in higher education, limited research exists exploring the role and experience of feedback within doctoral programmes. This…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Doctoral Students, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education
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Gray, Morag A.; Crosta, Lucilla – Studies in Continuing Education, 2019
The aim of this systematic literature review was to ascertain the best practice available to provide high-quality online support to students during their thesis stage of an Online Doctorate in Higher Education programme. The review process involved a synthesis of available research literature to arrive a comprehensive and trustworthy picture. For…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Dissertations, Supervision
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Cornwall, Jon; Mayland, Elizabeth C.; van der Meer, Jacques; Spronken-Smith, Rachel A.; Tustin, Charles; Blyth, Phil – Studies in Continuing Education, 2019
Stress during doctoral study is common; however, its presence is of concern to students as it has a deleterious impact on well-being and performance, and to the university which has a duty of care to students and the desire to promote a supportive research environment. This article reports on the qualitative findings from an online survey that…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Student Experience
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González-Ocampo, Gabriela; Castelló, Montserrat – Studies in Continuing Education, 2019
Supervision has been shown to have a high impact on doctoral students' development. However, little is known about how students perceive not only negative but also positive doctoral experiences, as well as their strategies for dealing with perceived problematic situations. The aim of this study is to analyse and relate doctoral students'…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Supervision, Student Attitudes
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Diep, Anh Nguyet; Zhu, Chang; Cocquyt, Celine; De Greef, Maurice; Vanwing, Tom – Studies in Continuing Education, 2019
Online interaction has been associated with positive outcomes, academically and psychologically. Regarding the latter, social connectedness has been recognised as an important outcome on the basis of its link to subjective well-being and course satisfaction. In adult educational settings, how online interaction can foster social connectedness has…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Student Participation, Foreign Countries, Blended Learning
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Rogers, Bev – Studies in Continuing Education, 2019
In this paper, I describe my theoretical and experience-informed re-conceptualisations of teaching educational leadership within an Australian Masters of Education program. I describe three phases of topic (subject) re-design, across four years, initiated by me, to respond to my discomfort in my first year, with the realisation that I had…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Leadership, Masters Programs, Foreign Students
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Wieslander, Malin – Studies in Continuing Education, 2019
Many organisations declare that the ability for employees to speak out about organisational matters is important for organisational development. However, recent literature reports a widespread fear of retaliation among employees if they express themselves -- especially within the police. The point of departure of the present article is the tension…
Descriptors: Police, Self Expression, Employee Attitudes, Fear
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Michael, Maureen K. – Studies in Continuing Education, 2019
Practices, positioned through a sociomaterial lens make visible everyday work, often challenging our understanding of practices in consequence. Artists, and the world of contemporary art offer interesting contexts to explore practices through a sociomaterial lens and render visible everyday work important in the accomplishment of art. As such,…
Descriptors: Artists, Art, Ethnography, Professional Education
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Zukas, Miriam; Malcolm, Janice – Studies in Continuing Education, 2019
Academic work is changing fast, as is the work of other professionals, because of challenges such as accountability and regulations frameworks and globalised academic markets. Such changes also have consequences for everyday academic practice and learning. This paper seeks to explore some of the ways in which academic work is changing by opening…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Investigations, Case Studies, Universities
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Serrate González, Sara; Torrijos Fincias, Patricia; Navarro Prados, Ana Belén – Studies in Continuing Education, 2019
In older adults, emotional competencies become the most important reason to preserve quality of life. In this study we focused on Emotional Intelligence in a group of older adults. by means of examining the relationship between perceived emotional competencies and sociodemographic variables. A total of 255 older participants (72.2% women), mean…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Emotional Development, Health, Learning Motivation
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