Towards a framework for embedding doctorateness in research proposals

Sanganyado, Edmond, Nunu, Wilfred Njabulo and Sanganyado, Surprise (2022) Towards a framework for embedding doctorateness in research proposals. Innovations in Education and Teaching International. pp. 1-11. ISSN 1470-3297 (In Press)

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Doctorate graduates are expected to contribute original knowledge and possess advanced skills essential for addressing complex problems. Embedding doctorateness in doctorate programmes could help ensure that the productivity of doctoral research is explicitly demonstrated. Doctorateness represents independent scholarship, the transition from knowledge consumption to knowledge creation, original scholarly contribution, and research integrity. A research proposal is the backbone of a doctoral journey, as it acts as an academic development plan for supervisors and students. Hence, understanding the role of supervisors in enabling doctorateness in preparing a research proposal is essential for improving student satisfaction and competencies in their academic development. Here, we develop a framework for facilitating doctorateness in preparing a research proposal and provide recommendations on supervisor functions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Doctorateness, research proposal, doctoral education, threshold concept
Subjects: X300 Academic studies in Education
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2022 11:30
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2022 11:30

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