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Badley, Graham – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is, first, to provide a brief account of the PhD by published work focusing especially on quality assurance issues such as eligibility of candidates, the nature of the submission itself, supervision and assessment procedures. Second, it seeks to offer a discussion of the criteria to be met by candidates in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Control, Doctoral Degrees, Eligibility
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Badley, Graham – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2009
Purpose: This paper seeks to consider whether academic writing should be regarded as knowledge in the making and why all such writing should be continuously challenged. Design/methodology/approach: The approach is that of a reflective discussion which considers academic writing in context, knowledge, reflectiveness and helping others to contest…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Reflection
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Badley, Graham – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2008
Purpose: This paper seeks to consider whether the notion of authenticity is useful or meaningful in the context of developing academics as writers. Design/methodology/approach: The approach taken is that of a reflective essay. Recent texts on authenticity in higher education are examined whilst a transactional theory of writing is also considered…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Discourse, Writing Instruction, Reading Writing Relationship