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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

Presenter’s Bio

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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