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Student-led research training within the PhD: "PhD experience" conferences

Kythreotis, Andrew P., Mercer, T. G., Lambert, C. and Hughes, G. 2011. Student-led research training within the PhD: "PhD experience" conferences. International Journal for Researcher Development 2 (2) , pp. 152-166. 10.1108/17597511111212736

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to highlight the significance of student-led initiatives in PhD development. Design/methodology/approach – A case study is presented utilizing Kolb's model of learning from experience to identify with student-led research training within the PhD process. Findings – The experiential role of the student in the development of their personal doctoral training and the resultant social interactions thereof, remain as important as the more structured supervisor-student relationship and other forms of doctoral training within the PhD research process. Originality/value – This paper contributes new insights into the process of how PhD students can become more empowered by the process of “doing” a PhD, rather than being confined to their own specific discipline, whilst offering future recommendations for students embarking upon PhD research.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (CPLAN)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Uncontrolled Keywords: Conferences, Doctorates, Experience, Experiential learning, PhD process, Reflection, Research training, Researcher development, Student-led
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISSN: 2048-8696
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 05:41
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/52863

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