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Moran, Eamonn; Misra, Debananda – London Review of Education, 2018
This article discusses the current challenges faced by the two authors--both participants on a professional doctorate (PD) programme in education at a leading UK university--in gaining legitimacy as higher education (HE) professionals. By: (1) reflecting upon their own professional experiences in HE and as PD students; (2) utilizing…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Professional Identity, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students
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Godfrey, David; Brown, Chris – London Review of Education, 2018
This article examines the role of research and development within England's school system. From a range of literature past and present we argue that six features (three dimensions) should form the focus for action at the institutional, systemic and policy levels. Applying these stress tests to the current system, we suggest that an effective…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Ecology, Foreign Countries, Accountability
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Robinson, Carol – London Review of Education, 2018
This article reports findings from a recent research project, commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), which explored the current landscape of professional doctorate (PD) provision in English higher education institutions (HEIs) (Mellors-Bourne et al., 2016). Given the absence of a clear definition by the Quality…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
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Taylor, Susan – London Review of Education, 2018
In 2001, the Institute of Education (now the UCL Institute of Education (UCL IOE)) became one of only three internationally accredited centres for the training of Reading Recovery trainers. To achieve accreditation, the training programme was required by the International Reading Recovery Trainers Organization to be linked to the IOE doctor of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Remedial Reading, Reading Teachers
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Burnard, Pamela; Dragovic, Tatjana; Ottewell, Karen; Lim, Wai Mun – London Review of Education, 2018
Although there is increasing interest in how learning to become a researching professional is understood by students undertaking a professional doctorate of education (EdD), the topic remains under-researched and under-theorized. In this article, we provide a set of theorizations, starting with the purpose and distinctiveness of the professional…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Doctoral Degrees, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students
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Badenhorst, Cecile – London Review of Education, 2018
Writing a literature review requires highly sophisticated academic literacies. Many postgraduate students find this genre a challenge. While there is a growing awareness of the need for explicit pedagogy to support students writing this genre, many pedagogical interventions fail to move beyond a focus on citations as a stylistic convention or as a…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Literature Reviews, Teaching Methods, Intervention
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Cunningham, Bryan – London Review of Education, 2018
This short paper examines the origins and nature of the reflective writing that is presently required on one part-taught doctorate in education (EdD) programme. It explores the various ways in which EdD candidates have engaged with self-reflection, using a number of extracts from writing submitted for formal assessments (including of the doctoral…
Descriptors: Reflection, Writing (Composition), Professional Identity, Education Majors
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Sexton, Steven S. – London Review of Education, 2018
This paper reports on an ongoing professional learning and development (PLD) initiative in New Zealand. The Academy is designed to provide primary and intermediate classroom teachers with the knowledge, materials and support needed for effective delivery of "The New Zealand Curriculum's" science subject area. Specifically, this paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development
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Bamberger, Annette – London Review of Education, 2018
The current discussion around recognition of the doctorate of education (EdD) typically focuses on a national context, usually in relation to the PhD; however, relatively little is known about recognition of the EdD degree in countries that do not offer the qualification. As international cohorts and online delivery of doctoral education grows, it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Global Approach, Case Studies
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Chua, S. M. J. – London Review of Education, 2018
In this paper, I give various reasons why the doctorate in education (EdD) programme helpfully heightens our normative senses. The writing of a thesis in time, and hence the realization that the same time--that window of opportunity--to do other things and enjoy other experiences is traded off, comports the student in a manner that heightens his…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Dissertations, Graduate Study, Educational Philosophy
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Hawkes, Denise; Yerrabati, Sridevi – London Review of Education, 2018
Alongside the growing numbers of professional doctorate programmes being offered within universities in the past 20 years, there has been a growth in the academic literature associated with various aspects of these research degrees. This systematic literature review draws on the evidence of 193 academic papers to map out the existing academic…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Literature Reviews, Professional Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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Crisp, Victoria – London Review of Education, 2017
This article discusses how comparability relates to current mainstream conceptions of validity, in the context of educational assessment. Relevant literature was used to consider the relationship between these concepts. The article concludes that, depending on the exact claims being made about the appropriate interpretations and uses of the…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Test Validity, Comparative Analysis, Scores
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Black, Pauline – London Review of Education, 2017
This paper examines what goes on in an improvising jazz combo in a secondary school in Scotland, where teaching follows Rogoff's three-stage sociocultural process, moving from an initial apprenticeship model through one of guided participation to one of participatory appropriation. Using a case study research design and interpretative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Music Activities, Musical Instruments
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Holmes, Sylwia; Hallam, Susan – London Review of Education, 2017
Music psychologists have established that some forms of musical activity improve intellectual performance, spatial-temporal reasoning and other skills advantageous for learning. In this research, the potential of active music-making for improving pupils' achievement in spatial- temporal reasoning was investigated. As spatial-temporal skills are…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Quasiexperimental Design, Young Children
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Sarazin, Marc – London Review of Education, 2017
Many studies and accounts argue that collective music-making can contribute to building social cohesion and training social skills, and particularly that student interdependence in collective music education programmes can foster this. I argue that this implies two assumptions: first, that students mostly experience interdependence in music…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies
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