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ERIC Number: EJ1207495
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0158-037X
Experiential Learning in Doctoral Training Programmes: Fostering Personal Epistemology through Collaboration
Lam, Cho Kwong Charlie; Hoang, Cuong Huu; Lau, Ricky Wai Kiu; Cahusac de Caux, Basil; Chen, Yang; Tan, Qiao Qian; Pretorius, Lynette
Studies in Continuing Education, v41 n1 p111-128 2019
There has been increasing recognition for the need to reform doctoral training practices to foster students' personal epistemology. This study describes the design and evaluation of a learning experience designed to help students understand the scholarly publication process. Firstly, this study discusses the design of the learning experience, describing the collaborative process of writing an interdisciplinary publication using both online and face-to-face learning. Secondly, this study evaluates the effectiveness of the learning experience by examining students' reflections. We show that participation in the learning experience helped students to develop their academic writing proficiency, collaboration and teamwork, intercultural competence, and ability to engage in reflective practice. Importantly, we show that each student also created more individualised knowledge, gaining insight into how they and others think. This study, therefore, demonstrates that personal epistemology can be fostered through collaboration in a doctoral writing group context.
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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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