PhD pedagogy and the changing knowledge landscapes of universities

Adkins, Barbara A. (2009) PhD pedagogy and the changing knowledge landscapes of universities. Higher Education Research and Development Journal, 28(2), pp. 165-177.

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PhD supervision is increasingly embedded in frameworks that link research to issues of knowledge transfer involving the translation of knowledge to domains outside the university where it can be taken up and applied. This tends to require research that goes beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries and raises questions of the nature of knowledge relationships required in this context. This paper draws on the work of Basil Bernstein to identify the organisational, knowledge and interpersonal relationships that these changes now require, describing the nature of the work involved in weakening boundaries between disciplines and its implications for supervisor/student relationships. The paper then outlines the challenges this presents to universities, with specific reference to the humanities and social sciences, attempting to implement strategic programs reconciling pedagogic requirements with the quality, impact and completions they must attest to in order to secure public funding

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ID Code: 16980
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Bernstein, Interdisciplinarity, Pedagogy, PhD Supervision, Scholarship of Integration, HERN
DOI: 10.1080/07294360902725041
ISSN: 0729-4360
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID)
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Taylor & Francis
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Deposited On: 16 Dec 2008 23:52
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:05

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