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ERIC Number: EJ882043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1356-2517
Supporting Students' Preparation for the Viva: Their Pre-Conceptions and Implications for Practice
Wellington, Jerry
Teaching in Higher Education, v15 n1 p71-84 Feb 2010
There has been relatively little research on the pre-conceptions of doctoral students about the final examination, the viva voce and hence there is a shortage of evidence to underpin activities designed to prepare them for this experience. The present paper, which is based upon data from a wide range of focus groups of pre-viva students, seeks to illuminate students' pre-conceptions, to site them within a teaching framework, and to consider the implications for practice and policy in preparing students for the viva. The paper goes on to a broader discussion of students' preparation for the viva experience by relating the focus group data to previous studies and considering the various elements and aspects of the "event".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A