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ERIC Number: EJ1017214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1449-9789
Developing the Parameters of Scholarship in Postgraduate Coursework Studies
McLay, Allan F.
Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, v10 n2 Article 7 2013
Scholarship parameters, in relation to postgraduate coursework studies, are developed against the expectations of the Boyer classifications of scholarship (Boyer, 1990) with particular emphasis on the role of minor thesis development. An example is presented in which postgraduate coursework students are required to undertake a three semester minor thesis sequence in which students engage in self directed, individual analysis and thesis preparation based on the findings of an investigative project, under the guidance of an academic supervisor. It is argued that the approach is a viable example of combined pedagogical and research oriented scholarship that addresses Boyer's tetradic framework of scholarship and provides an effective environment for developing both discipline focussed scholarship and practical experience in research activity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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