Neil Harrison co-edits Special Issue of ‘Teaching in Higher Education’

Friday, April 30, 2021

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A Special Issue of Teaching in Higher Education entitled ‘Working in the borderlands: Critical perspectives on doctoral education’ was published on 21st April 2021.

This Special Issue was co-edited by Susan Carter (University of Auckland), Karen Smith (University of Hertfordshire) and Neil Harrison, Deputy Director of the Rees Centre, Senior Researcher and Associate Professor in the School of Education (University of Oxford).

It comprises fifteen articles from noted and newer international researchers spanning six continents, and explores issues of identity, pedagogy, and multiple roles within the academy.

As the Editorial explains,

The last 30 years or so have seen a rapid diversification in doctoral education. Student numbers have increased and demographics have started to shift, particularly with respect to gender and age, while many doctorates are now pursued part-time. Doctoral supervision has been professionalised in many contexts, with expectations of trained academic staff supporting students who have themselves had specialist research training (Fourie-Malherbe et al. 2016). There has been a blossoming of doctoral forms beyond the traditional monograph-led PhD, encompassing professional doctorates, practice-based doctorates and doctorates awarded for scholarly publication (e.g. Guerin 2016; Park 2005; Schwarzenbach and Hackett 2016).


To read the full Editorial please click here.

To access the full Special Issue (v. 26, issue 3, 2021) please click here.