ERIC Number: EJ1098836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Work-Based Research Degrees: Systematic Cultivation through a University-Industry Network Space
Sense, Andrew J.
Studies in Higher Education, v41 n6 p933-954 2016
The purpose of this paper is to expound on an innovative approach to cultivating work-based Doctorates and Masters of Philosophy degrees, which involves close collaboration between industry organisations and a tertiary institution. This paper also reports on an examination of the programme's structural ability to help develop the learning capability of the candidates involved. This network model inspires and facilitates these work-based candidates' research actions and builds individual (and organisational) knowledge while enhancing their learning capability. The primary considerations for higher education practice revolve around work-based research degrees being actively and fittingly supported by all direct stakeholders and the management of those stakeholder relationships. This approach to fostering work-based research degrees provides tertiary institutions pragmatic avenues to be more relevant to and valued by industry, while facilitating the development of highly educated and skilled industry-based scholars.
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Doctoral Degrees, Masters Degrees, Case Studies, Partnerships in Education, Professional Continuing Education, Semi Structured Interviews, Observation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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