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The diversity and complexity of settings and arrangements forming the ‘experienced environments’ for doctoral candidates : some implications for doctoral education

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posted on 2016-01-01, 00:00 authored by M Pearson, Terry EvansTerry Evans, P Macauley
A significant feature of contemporary doctoral education is the continuing trend for research and research education to migrate beyond discipline-based institutional teaching and research structures. The result is a more diverse array of settings and arrangements for doctoral education linked to an increasingly global research enterprise. Recognising the complexity of what is a distributed environment challenges some commonly held assumptions about doctoral education and its practice. Drawing on data gathered in an Australian study of PhD programme development in Australia carried out in 2006–2009, the article describes the fluid and complex arrangements forming the ‘experienced environments’ for doctoral candidates, an environment that can afford them varying opportunities and challenges for completing their candidacy. Some implications for doctoral education are discussed.

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Journal

Studies in higher education

Volume

41

Issue

12

Pagination

2110 - 2124

Publisher

Routledge

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

0307-5079

eISSN

1470-174X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article

Copyright notice

2015, Society for Research into Higher Education

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