Challenging the PhD: managing the alignment of an EdD programme alongside a traditional PhD pathway.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/292560
Title:
Challenging the PhD: managing the alignment of an EdD programme alongside a traditional PhD pathway.
Authors:
Poultney, Val
Abstract:
The impact of undertaking a professional doctorate on professionals is now well documented (Butcher and Sieminski, 2006; Wellington and Sikes, 2006). However, the cultural and pedagogical challenge the EdD brings to the traditional research PhD is less well recognised. The aim of this paper is to examine the cultural and pedagogical changes currently being experienced by one University in two aspects: (1) from the ‘master/apprentice’ (Professor/student) model traditionally reserved for PhD degrees to a more flexible and responsive pedagogy; (2) managing the integration of the EdD within already well-established university systems that do not easily support its wide and diverse approach. This paper raises issues related to the means of securing robust doctoral provision, whilst maintaining diversity across a range of doctoral routes, which complements a work-based learning and widening participation agenda. Further, it challenges university staff to develop an understanding of an emerging pedagogy which is equivalent to, but different from, a traditional PhD research route. Finally there are considerations of making more effective operational working practices related to administration and support of doctoral programmes perhaps effected by locating them all under a central Research Office, rather than within separate Schools/Faculties.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Publisher:
University of Middlesex
Journal:
Work-based learning e-journal
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/292560
Type:
Article
Description:
Keynote paper at 1st International Conference for Professional Doctorates, November 2010
ISSN:
2044-7868
Sponsors:
University of Middlesex, UKCGE
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPoultney, Valen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-21T14:26:41Z-
dc.date.available2013-05-21T14:26:41Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.issn2044-7868-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/292560-
dc.descriptionKeynote paper at 1st International Conference for Professional Doctorates, November 2010en_GB
dc.description.abstractThe impact of undertaking a professional doctorate on professionals is now well documented (Butcher and Sieminski, 2006; Wellington and Sikes, 2006). However, the cultural and pedagogical challenge the EdD brings to the traditional research PhD is less well recognised. The aim of this paper is to examine the cultural and pedagogical changes currently being experienced by one University in two aspects: (1) from the ‘master/apprentice’ (Professor/student) model traditionally reserved for PhD degrees to a more flexible and responsive pedagogy; (2) managing the integration of the EdD within already well-established university systems that do not easily support its wide and diverse approach. This paper raises issues related to the means of securing robust doctoral provision, whilst maintaining diversity across a range of doctoral routes, which complements a work-based learning and widening participation agenda. Further, it challenges university staff to develop an understanding of an emerging pedagogy which is equivalent to, but different from, a traditional PhD research route. Finally there are considerations of making more effective operational working practices related to administration and support of doctoral programmes perhaps effected by locating them all under a central Research Office, rather than within separate Schools/Faculties.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Middlesex, UKCGEen_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Middlesexen_GB
dc.subjectProfessional doctorates, EdD, PhDen_GB
dc.subjectPedagogy-
dc.subjectParity of provision-
dc.subjectLevel 8-
dc.titleChallenging the PhD: managing the alignment of an EdD programme alongside a traditional PhD pathway.-
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_GB
dc.identifier.journalWork-based learning e-journalen_GB
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