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5th International Conference on Professional Doctorates

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START DATE 15 March 2016
START TIME 09:00am

Titanic Belfast, Queens Rd, Belfast, County Antrim BT3 9EP

END DATE 16 March 2016
END TIME 04:00pm

'Candidate and Graduate Experiences, Outcomes and Achievements'

This conference series, jointly hosted by Middlesex University and the UK Council for Graduate Education, started in 2009 and is chaired by Professor Carol Costley of the Institute for Work Based Learning at Middlesex University . This year the conference will open with a plenary talk from Professor Tim Blackman, Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University.

This 5th conference discusses the effect of professional doctorates on candidate and graduate academic and professional experiences, outcomes and achievements in the workplace and more widely.

  • Cultural, social and resource perspectives
  • Curriculum development
  • Pedagogy
  • Quality assurance
  • Professional impact

At this years conference the talks will include

  • Professor Tim Blackman, Vice-Chancellor, Middlesex University - 'Professional doctorates and the 21st century university'
  • Professor David Imig, Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate University of Maryland, USA - 'Innovation and Change in Graduate Education: Using an Outside-In Strategy to Transform the Professional Doctorate in Education in the US'
  • Dr Wilhelm Krull, Secretary General of the Volkswagen Foundation, Germany - 'Confined to the Formation of Scholars? The changing role of doctoral training in a knowledge-based society'

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