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ERIC Number: EJ857325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1470-3297
Rethinking PhD Learning Incorporating Communities of Practice
Shacham, Miri; Od-Cohen, Yehudit
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v46 n3 p279-292 Aug 2009
This paper grows from research which focuses on the learning characteristics of PhD students, incorporating communities of practice both during their studies and beyond completion of their PhD, and drawing on theories of adult learning and lifelong learning. It shows how professional discourse enhances academic discourse through student engagement in lifelong learning, and how PhD "learners as field experts" turn into researchers beyond their PhD, influencing their environment and contributing to academic culture and society. We present these insights as a model of adult learning and professional development.
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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: Israel; United Kingdom