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ERIC Number: EJ987695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
Work-Based Doctorates: Professional Extension at the Highest Levels
Costley, Carol; Lester, Stan
Studies in Higher Education, v37 n3 p257-269 2012
The growth and evolution of professional doctorates in Australia, the UK and other parts of the English-speaking world has been widely reported and discussed. Recently, forms of doctorate have emerged that are not geared to specific professions or disciplines, and that are used by senior practitioners as vehicles for professional development and for addressing complex work issues. These transdisciplinary, candidate-centred, research-and-development programmes can collectively be referred to as work-based doctorates. Although stemming from more than one tradition, they are evolving towards a set of common practices that reflect the transdisciplinary model of work-based learning used in some UK and Australian universities. Evidence is beginning to indicate that these doctorates have significant value in terms of organisational benefit and individual professional development, and, although they still occupy disputed territory within the university, they are capable of being conceptualised and implemented in a way that is intellectually rigorous and robust.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; United Kingdom