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Doctoral enterprise: A holistic conception of evolving practices and arrangements

Cumming, Jim

Abstract:
This article argues that a broader and more holistic conception of doctoral education is required to accommodate the changing nature of the doctoral interface - the points where education, training, research, work and career development intersect. The article begins by examining three different conceptions from the literature that have been used to represent postgraduate research training. It then draws on a research study conducted recently in Australia, from which an integrative model of 'doctoral enterprise' has been derived. Underpinned by theories of practice, the model highlights the mutually constituted and continuously evolving nature of practices and arrangements. The article concludes with a discussion of the model and implications arising for curriculum and pedagogy.

 


Title of Paper: Doctoral enterprise: A holistic conception of evolving practices and arrangements
Publisher: Routledge
City: Studies in Higher Education, Vol 35(1), 2010


Date:2010
Document Type:Other (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:National Systems and Comparative Studies
Country:South Africa
Keywords:Higher Education Institutions HEI s, Higher Education, Higher Education and Development, Postgraduate Research


Date Added:15 February 2012


Cumming, Jim (2010). Doctoral enterprise: A holistic conception of evolving practices and arrangements. Studies in Higher Education 35 (1)