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Advantages and challenges of mature-age doctoral candidates
with Margaret Kiley
Wednesday 24 September 2014
12.00 – 2.00 pm (with lunch)
Room D510, The Checkland Building, Falmer
This session with a leading international researcher and practitioner in the field of doctoral education and supervisory practice promises to be relevant and interesting to anyone supervising doctoral or masters students, and staff undertaking their own PhDs or masters . 'Mature age' doctoral candidates are the greatest growth area as more professionals seek the recognition of a doctorate and Dr Margaret Kiley will share her research on challenges, support, and achievements in doctoral education particularly focusing on this group.
Within a Threshold Concepts framework this workshop will:
§ Outline the various threshold concepts related to learning to be a researcher
§ Identify particular advantages and challenges experienced by doctoral candidates within Threshold Concepts
§ Discuss possible strategies for assisting some mature-age candidates who may have additional challenges in learning to be researchers
For many years Margaret Kiley’s research and teaching interests have been related to the curriculum, pedagogy, learning and assessment of research candidates. Margaret is a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, has a conjoint position at Newcastle University, Australia and is an adjunct professor at University Putra Malaysia. In addition to working in Further/Higher Education in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and the UK she has presented workshops on research education and training in New Zealand, Canada and the USA.
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