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ERIC Number: EJ784101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0158-037X
Developing Alternative Models of Doctoral Supervision with Online Formative Assessment
Crossouard, Barbara
Studies in Continuing Education, v30 n1 p51-67 Mar 2008
This paper reports on empirical research into formative assessment conducted in a blended learning environment within a professional doctorate in education (EdD.) programme in an English university, focusing primarily on peer discussion forum activity. This was conceptualised within sociocultural learning theories, where learning entails processes of identity formation. The data presented suggests the usefulness of online environments for supporting students' development of subject positions as researchers, thereby constructing new relations between peers, as well as tutors and students, in addition to providing shared textual resources upon which the tutor's feedback can then build. The paper discusses how this might contribute towards more collective forms of doctoral supervision. (Contains 2 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom