The Routledge Doctoral Student s Companion

The Routledge Doctoral Student s Companion

Offering an extensive and rounded guide to undertaking doctoral research in a single volume, this book is essential reading for all full-time and part-time doctoral students in education and related disciplines.

Author: Pat Thomson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136975134

Category: Education

Page: 440

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In the contemporary world it is clear that the need to study beyond Masters Level is increasing in importance for a wide range of practitioners in diverse professional settings. Students across the world are choosing doctorates not only to become career academics, but to go beyond the academic arena, in order to make a personal and educational, as well as an economic investment, in their workplace careers and their lives. However for many doctoral students, both full-time and part-time, navigating the literature and key issues surrounding doctoral research can often be a challenge. Bringing together contributions from key names in the international education arena, The Routledge Doctoral Student’s Companion is a comprehensive guide to the literature surrounding doctorates, bringing together questions, challenges and solutions normally scattered over a wide range of texts. Accessible and wide-ranging, it covers all doctoral students need to know about: what doctoral education means in contemporary practice forming an identity and knowledge as a doctoral student the big questions which run throughout doctoral practice becoming a researcher the skills needed to conduct research integrating oneself into a scholarly community. Offering an extensive and rounded guide to undertaking doctoral research in a single volume, this book is essential reading for all full-time and part-time doctoral students in education and related disciplines.
Categories: Education

The Routledge Doctoral Student s Companion

The Routledge Doctoral Student s Companion

This volume addresses a set of interlocking and overlapping big questions that 'sit' behind the plethora of doctoral advice texts and run through the practice of knowledge/identity work.

Author: Pat Thomson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415484111

Category: Education

Page: 425

View: 380

In the contemporary world it is clear that the need to study beyond Masters Level is increasing in importance for a wide range of practitioners in diverse professional settings. Students across the world are choosing doctorates not only to become career academics, but to go beyond the academic arena, in order to make a personal and educational, as well as an economic investment, in their workplace careers and their lives. However for many doctoral students, both full-time and part-time, navigating the literature and key issues surrounding doctoral research can often be a challenge. Bringing together contributions from key names in the international education arena, The Routledge Doctoral Studentâe(tm)s Companion is a comprehensive guide to the literature surrounding doctorates, bringing together questions, challenges and solutions normally scattered over a wide range of texts. Accessible and wide-ranging, it covers all doctoral students need to know about: what doctoral education means in contemporary practice forming an identity and knowledge as a doctoral student the big questions which run throughout doctoral practice becoming a researcher the skills needed to conduct research integrating oneself into a scholarly community. Offering an extensive and rounded guide to undertaking doctoral research in a single volume, this book is essential reading for all full-time and part-time doctoral students in education and related disciplines.
Categories: Education

The Routledge Doctoral Student s Companion

The Routledge Doctoral Student s Companion

Routledge. Doctoral. Student's. Companion. It is clear that, in the contemporary world, a wide range of practitioners in diverse professional settings, ...

Author: Pat Thomson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136975141

Category: Education

Page: 440

View: 437

This book addresses a set of interlocking and overlapping big questions that ‘sit’ behind the plethora of doctoral advice texts and run through the practice of knowledge/identity work.
Categories: Education

The Routledge Doctoral Supervisor s Companion

The Routledge Doctoral Supervisor s Companion

Accompanying The Routledge Doctoral Student’s Companion this book examines what it means to be a doctoral student in education and the social sciences, providing a guide for those supervising students.

Author: Melanie Walker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136971709

Category: Education

Page: 300

View: 604

Accompanying The Routledge Doctoral Student’s Companion this book examines what it means to be a doctoral student in education and the social sciences, providing a guide for those supervising students. Exploring the key role and pedagogical challenges that face supervisors in students’ personal development, the contributors outline the research capabilities which are essential for confidence, quality and success in doctorate level research. Providing guidance about helpful resources and methodological support, the chapters: frame important questions within the history of debates act as a road map through international literatures make suggestions for good practice raise important questions and provide answers to key pedagogical issues provide advice on enabling students’ scholarly careers and identities. While there is no one solution to ideal supervision, this wide-ranging text offers resources that will help supervisors develop their own personal approach to supervision. Ideal for all supervisors whether assisting part-time of full-time students, it is also highly suitable for helping academics to support international students who confront Western doctoral traditions and academic cultures, helping both supervisor and student to understand why things are as they are.
Categories: Education

Helping Doctoral Students Write

Helping Doctoral Students Write

London: Routledge. Thomson, P. and Walker, M. (eds) (2010). The Routledge doctoral student's companion: Getting to grips with research in education and the ...

Author: Barbara Kamler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317802136

Category: Education

Page: 194

View: 549

Helping Doctoral Students Write offers a proven approach to effective doctoral writing. By treating research as writing and writing as research, the authors offer pedagogical strategies for doctoral supervisors that will assist the production of well-argued and lively dissertations. It is clear that many doctoral candidates find research writing complicated and difficult, but the advice they receive often glosses over the complexities of writing and/or locates the problem in the writer. Kamler and Thomson provide a highly effective framework for scholarly work that is located in personal, institutional and cultural contexts. The pedagogical approach developed in the book is based on the notion of writing as a social practice. This approach allows supervisors to think of doctoral writers as novices who need to learn new ways with words as they enter the discursive practices of scholarly communities. This involves learning sophisticated writing practices with specific sets of conventions and textual characteristics. The authors offer supervisors practical advice on helping with commonly encountered writing tasks such as the proposal, the journal abstract, the literature review and constructing the dissertation argument. The first edition of this book has helped many academics and thousands of research students produce better written material. Now fully updated the second edition includes: Examples from a broader range of academic disciplines A new chapter on writing from the thesis for peer reviewed journals More advice on reading and note taking, performance and conferences, Further information on developing a personal academic writing style, and Advice on the use of social media (blogs, tweets and wikis) to create trans-disciplinary and trans-national networks and conversations. Their discussion of the complexities of forming a scholarly identity is illustrated throughout by stories and writings of actual doctoral students. In conclusion, they present a persuasive and proven argument that universities must move away from simply auditing supervision to supporting the development of scholarly research communities. Any supervisor keen to help their students develop as academics will find the ideas and practical solutions presented in this book fascinating and insightful reading.
Categories: Education

The Routledge Doctoral Supervisor s Companion

The Routledge Doctoral Supervisor s Companion

This book places at its centre the interwoven questions of what it means to be a doctoral student in the social sciences, what is involved in becoming and being a researcher and clearly shows how the role of the supervisor is key to the ...

Author: Melanie Walker

Publisher:

ISBN: 113697167X

Category: Doctoral students

Page: 318

View: 944

This book places at its centre the interwoven questions of what it means to be a doctoral student in the social sciences, what is involved in becoming and being a researcher and clearly shows how the role of the supervisor is key to the student's personal development.
Categories: Doctoral students

Improving Classroom Engagement and International Development Programs

Improving Classroom Engagement and International Development Programs

In P. Thomson & M. Walker (Eds.), The Routledge doctoral student's companion: Getting to grips with research in education and the social sciences (pp.

Author: Patrick Blessinger

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781839094729

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 661

Educational pedagogy refers to student-centered learning that provides meaningful engagement to directly enhance critical thinking and creativity. This edited collection equips readers to understand and implement impactful creative teaching and learning methods designed to act as a catalyst to improve the learning experiences of students.
Categories: Education

Pedagogies in English for Academic Purposes

Pedagogies in English for Academic Purposes

Doctoral education in context: The changing nature of the doctorate and doctoral
students. In P. Thomson & M. Walker (Eds.), The Routledge doctoral student's
companion: Getting to grips with research in Education and the Social Sciences ...

Author: Carole MacDiarmid

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350164819

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 719

As the delivery of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) continues to expand internationally, so too must the literature available to support teaching. This volume showcases some of the research-informed work in this exciting and complex field, providing insights into EAP pedagogies employed in a diverse range of contexts. Drawing on the work of practitioners and practitioner-researchers, it responds to the repeated calls for a firmer link between theory, research and practice in language teaching, and provides a much-needed focus on pedagogy. From contexts where English is the principal dominant societal language or one of several official languages, to those where English-medium instruction (EMI) is common in higher education as an additional language for students and faculty, the chapters explore a range of geographical contexts, including Brazil, Canada, China, Norway, South Africa, Turkey, the UAE, the UK and the USA. Diversity is also represented in the range of types of EAP provision featured in this volume. Contributions focus on EAP for undergraduate and postgraduate students, from lower to advanced proficiency levels, before and during degree study, and in English for both general and specific academic purposes teaching, with discussion of consequences for on-going teacher education. Pedagogic responses and innovations to these varied contexts and needs are illustrated in the range of contributions, which provide insights into current practices in EAP globally.
Categories: Education

The Routledge International Handbook of Intercultural Arts Research

The Routledge International Handbook of Intercultural Arts Research

In P. Thomson & M. Walker (Eds.), The Routledge doctoral student's companion: Getting to grips with research in education and the social sciences (pp.

Author: Pamela Burnard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317437260

Category: Art

Page: 482

View: 207

For artists, scholars, researchers, educators and students of arts theory interested in culture and the arts, a proper understanding of the questions surrounding ‘interculturality’ and the arts requires a full understanding of the creative, methodological and interconnected possibilities of theory, practice and research. The International Handbook of Intercultural Arts Research provides concise and comprehensive reviews and overviews of the convergences and divergences of intercultural arts practice and theory, offering a consolidation of the breadth of scholarship, practices and the contemporary research methodologies, methods and multi-disciplinary analyses that are emerging within this new field.
Categories: Art

Tribes and Territories in the 21st Century

Tribes and Territories in the 21st Century

In P.A. Thomas (Ed.) SocioLegal Studies. Aldershot: Ashgate, chapter 1. Thomson, P. and Walker, M. (Eds) (2010) The Routledge Doctoral Student's Companion.

Author: Paul Trowler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136488511

Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 359

The ‘tribes and territories’ metaphor for the cultures of academic disciplines and their roots in different knowledge characteristics has been used by those interested in university life and work since the early 1990s. This book draws together research, data and theory to show how higher education has gone through major change since then and how social theory has evolved in parallel. Together these changes mean there is a need to re-theorise academic life in a way which reflects changed contexts in universities in the twenty-first century, and so a need for new metaphors. Using a social practice approach, the editors and contributors argue that disciplines are alive and well, but that in a turbulent environment where many other forces conditioning academic practices exist, their influence is generally weaker than before. However, the social practice approach adopted in the book highlights how this influence is contextually contingent – how disciplines are deployed in different ways for different purposes and with varying degrees of purchase. This important book pulls together the latest thinking on the subject and offers a new framework for conceptualising the influences on academic practices in universities. It brings together a distinguished group of scholars from across the world to address questions such as: Have disciplines been displaced by inter-disciplinarity, having outlived their usefulness? Have other forces acting on the academy pushed disciplines into the background as factors shaping the practices of academics and students there? How significant are disciplinary differences in teaching and research practices? What is their significance in other areas of work in universities? This timely book addresses a pressing concern in modern education, and will be of great interest to university professionals, managers and policy-makers in the field of higher education.
Categories: Education

Writing Groups for Doctoral Education and Beyond

Writing Groups for Doctoral Education and Beyond

Innovations in practice and theory Claire Aitchison, Cally Guerin ... The Routledge Doctoral Student's Companion: Gettingto Grips with Research in Education ...

Author: Claire Aitchison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135049140

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 116

Writing is the principal means by which doctoral candidature is monitored and measured; this, combined with the growing tendency to use publications as proxy measures of individual and institutional productivity, underlines the centrality of writing in academia. One of the central questions for scholars in higher education, therefore, is ‘How do we make writing happen?’, and it is this question which the book seeks to answer. The book provides detailed illustrations of collaborative writing pedagogies which are powerfully enabling, and through theoretical and conceptual interrogation of these practices, the authors point the way for individuals as well as institutions to establish writing groups that are lively, responsive and context-specific. Key topics include: new pedagogical responses for increased writing productivity and the ‘push to publish’; innovations for supporting academic writing quality, confidence and output; scaffolding the thesis writing process; new theoretical explorations of collaborative writing approaches; writing group formulations and pedagogical approaches; writing groups for non-native speakers of English; writing as women in higher education. A particular strength of this book is that it showcases the potential of writing groups for advanced academic writing by pulling together a unique mix of authors and scholarly approaches, representing a wide range of new theoretical and pedagogical frames from diverse countries. Writing Groups for Doctoral Education and Beyond will be attractive to academics seeking new ways to advance their writing productivity, doctoral students, their supervisors and those who are tasked with the job of supporting them through the completion and dissemination of their research.
Categories: Education

Developing Generic Support for Doctoral Students

Developing Generic Support for Doctoral Students

—(2013a) CROS: Careers in Research Online Survey. ... P. (2010) The Routledge Doctoral Supervisor's Companion: Supporting Effective Research in Education ...

Author: Susan Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317698500

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 261

This multidisciplinary, multi-voiced book looks at the practice and pedagogy of generic, across-campus support for doctoral students. With a global imperative for increased doctoral completions, universities around the world are providing more generic support. This book represents collegial cross-fertilisation focussed on generic pedagogy, provided by contributors who are practitioners working and researching at the pan-disciplinary level which complements supervision. In the UK, funding for two weeks annual training in transferable skills for each doctoral scholarship recipient has caused an explosion of such teaching, which is now flourishing elsewhere too; for example, endorsed by the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate in the USA and developed extensively in Australia. Generic doctoral support is expanding, yet is a relatively new kind of teaching, practised extensively only in the last decade and with its own ethical, practical and pedagogical complexities. These raise a number of questions: How is generic support funded and situated within institutions? Should some sessions be compulsory for doctoral students? Where do the boundaries lie between what can be taught generically or left to supervisors as discipline-specific? To what extent is generic work pastoral? What are its main benefits? Its challenges? Its objectives? Over the last two decades supervision has been investigated and theorised as a teaching practice, a discussion this book extends to generic doctoral support. This edited book has contributions from a wide range of authors and includes short inset narratives from academic authorities, accumulatively enabling discussion of practice and the establishment of a benchmark for this growing topic.
Categories: Education

The Routledge Research Companion to Electronic Music Reaching out with Technology

The Routledge Research Companion to Electronic Music  Reaching out with Technology

These work as federations in that they supervise concerts and conferences which ... Each network node gathers scholars, doctoral students and postdoctoral ...

Author: Simon Emmerson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317043591

Category: Music

Page: 358

View: 684

The theme of this Research Companion is 'connectivity and the global reach of electroacoustic music and sonic arts made with technology'. The possible scope of such a companion in the field of electronic music has changed radically over the last 30 years. The definitions of the field itself are now broader - there is no clear boundary between 'electronic music' and 'sound art'. Also, what was previously an apparently simple divide between 'art' and 'popular' practices is now not easy or helpful to make, and there is a rich cluster of streams of practice with many histories, including world music traditions. This leads in turn to a steady undermining of a primarily Euro-American enterprise in the second half of the twentieth century. Telecommunications technology, most importantly the development of the internet in the final years of the century, has made materials, practices and experiences ubiquitous and apparently universally available - though some contributions to this volume reassert the influence and importance of local cultural practice. Research in this field is now increasingly multi-disciplinary. Technological developments are embedded in practices which may be musical, social, individual and collective. The contributors to this companion embrace technological, scientific, aesthetic, historical and social approaches and a host of hybrids – but, most importantly, they try to show how these join up. Thus the intention has been to allow a wide variety of new practices to have voice – unified through ideas of 'reaching out' and 'connecting together' – and in effect showing that there is emerging a different kind of 'global music'.
Categories: Music

The Routledge Research Companion to Johann Sebastian Bach

The Routledge Research Companion to Johann Sebastian Bach

Nor is it an entry-level research tool aimed at those making a beginning of such ... level of Bach research and are aimed at masters and doctoral students, ...

Author: Robin A Leaver

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315452807

Category: Music

Page: 566

View: 604

The Ashgate Research Companion to Johann Sebastian Bach provides an indispensable introduction to the Bach research of the past thirty-fifty years. It is not a lexicon providing information on all the major aspects of Bach's life and work, such as the Oxford Composer Companion: J. S. Bach. Nor is it an entry-level research tool aimed at those making a beginning of such studies. The valuable essays presented here are designed for the next level of Bach research and are aimed at masters and doctoral students, as well as others interested in coming to terms with the current state of Bach research. Each author covers three aspects within their specific subject area; firstly, to describe the results of research over the past thirty-fifty years, concentrating on the most significant and controversial, such as: the debate over Smend's NBA edition of the B minor Mass; Blume's conclusions with regard to Bach's religion in the wake of the 'new' chronology; Rifkin's one-to-a-vocal-part interpretation; the rediscovery of the Berlin Singakademie manuscripts in Kiev; the discovery of hitherto unknown manuscripts and documents and the re-evaluation of previously known sources. Secondly, each author provides a critical analysis of current research being undertaken that is exploring new aspects, reinterpreting earlier assumptions, and/or opening-up new methodologies. For example, Martin W. B. Jarvis has suggested that Anna Magdalena Bach composed the cello suites and contributed to other works of her husband - another controversial hypothesis, whose newly proposed forensic methodology requires investigation. On the other hand, research into Bach's knowledge of the Lutheran chorale tradition is currently underway, which is likely to shed more light on the composer's choices and usage of this tradition. Thirdly, each author identifies areas that are still in need of investigation and research.
Categories: Music

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education

The Routledge doctoral supervisor's companion. London, UK: Routledge. DOCTORAL. STUDENT. SOCIALIZATION. The term socialization, in its broadest sense, ...

Author: Miriam E. David

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529725889

Category: Education

Page: 1952

View: 497

With over 600 signed entries, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education demonstrates the impact higher education has had on global economies and universities across the world. Topics include: • students burdened with higher tuition fees • departments expected to produce courses and research that have clear and demonstrable social impact • what the university is and how it meets social and business requirements This encyclopedia touches on all aspects of higher education through: • key concepts • debates • approaches • schools of thought on higher education • role of universities As an interdisciplinary field, these volumes will prove to be an essential resource for students and researchers in education, sociology, politics and other related fields across the humanities and social science disciplines.
Categories: Education

The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music Education

The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music Education

Composition in public school music education is often stymied by the teacher's perception that students must first learn Western musical notation as well as ...

Author: Gareth Dylan Smith

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317042013

Category: Music

Page: 490

View: 332

Popular music is a growing presence in education, formal and otherwise, from primary school to postgraduate study. Programmes, courses and modules in popular music studies, popular music performance, songwriting and areas of music technology are becoming commonplace across higher education. Additionally, specialist pop/rock/jazz graded exam syllabi, such as RockSchool and Trinity Rock and Pop, have emerged in recent years, meaning that it is now possible for school leavers in some countries to meet university entry requirements having studied only popular music. In the context of teacher education, classroom teachers and music-specialists alike are becoming increasingly empowered to introduce popular music into their classrooms. At present, research in Popular Music Education lies at the fringes of the fields of music education, ethnomusicology, community music, cultural studies and popular music studies. The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Music Education is the first book-length publication that brings together a diverse range of scholarship in this emerging field. Perspectives include the historical, sociological, pedagogical, musicological, axiological, reflexive, critical, philosophical and ideological.
Categories: Music

The Routledge Research Companion to Anthony Trollope

The Routledge Research Companion to Anthony Trollope

the press is George du Maurier: Beyond Svengali (Ashgate, 2016). In other directions ... Margaret P. Harvey is a doctoral candidate at Rice University.

Author: Deborah Denenholz Morse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317044130

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 442

View: 567

Bringing together leading and newly emerging scholars, The Routledge Research Companion to Anthony Trollope offers a comprehensive overview of Trollope scholarship and suggests new directions in Trollope studies. The first volume designed especially for advanced graduate students and scholars, the collection features essays on virtually every topic relevant to Trollope research, including the law, gender, politics, evolution, race, anti-Semitism, biography, philosophy, illustration, aging, sport, emigration, and the global and regional worlds.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Routledge Research Companion to Digital Medieval Literature

The Routledge Research Companion to Digital Medieval Literature

... which is still considered by some in the academy as a premodern era. An inspired suggestion by a graduate student to bypass the naming of time ...

Author: Jennifer E. Boyle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317444763

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

View: 645

Working across literature, history, theory and practice, this volume offers insight into the specific digital tools and interfaces, as well as the modalities, theories and forms, central to some of the most exciting new research and critical, scholarly and artistic production in medieval and pre-modern studies. Addressing more general themes and topics, such as digitzation, media studies, digital humanities and "big data," the new essays in this companion also focus on more than twenty-five keywords, such as "access," "code," "virtual," "interactivity" and "network." A useful website hosts examples, links and materials relevant to the book.
Categories: Literary Criticism