ERG SES I 01, How To Defend Your Thesis Within the Thesis: Thinking, doing, writing
How examiners use certain identifiable features to judge the merits of theses are critical success factors and their importance should be recognised and used by candidates and supervisors through the doctoral journey. Knowing what these features are, provide a practical framework from which to approach and undertake doctoral research: how to think, how to write and how to present and submit your thesis. These features must be visible, explicit and accounted for in the thesis, so that scholarship of the thesis can be acknowledged by examiners. This recognition applies equally whether a thesis is defended by a candidate in a face to face defence with examiners or when formal panels use examiner reports to undertake at a summative assessment without author/candidates attending. In both cases, the quality of the thesis almost always determines the assessment outcome.
The workshop will introduce inescapable pre-requisites for a thesis to become doctorally- worthy. It will provide insights and strategic tools to help candidates appreciate:
- The ‘whole’ and the’ parts’ that form ‘synergy’ between the account of the research, that has been undertaken and the written text.
- The high quality of conceptualisation expected from a doctoral thesis and recognized by presentation of argument and structure, which make the thesis a coherent piece of research.
The presentation will include both theory and practice where participants will be able to interact with each other and discuss issues regarding their own research.
00. Central Events (Keynotes, EERA-Panel, EERJ Round Table, Invited Sessions)
Network 1. Continuing Professional Development: Learning for Individuals, Leaders, and Organisations
Network 2. Vocational Education and Training (VETNET)
Network 3. Curriculum Innovation
Network 4. Inclusive Education
Network 5. Children and Youth at Risk and Urban Education
Network 6. Open Learning: Media, Environments and Cultures
Network 7. Social Justice and Intercultural Education
Network 8. Research on Health Education
Network 9. Assessment, Evaluation, Testing and Measurement
Network 10. Teacher Education Research
Network 11. Educational Effectiveness and Quality Assurance
Network 12. LISnet - Library and Information Science Network
Network 13. Philosophy of Education
Network 14. Communities, Families and Schooling in Educational Research
Network 15. Research Partnerships in Education
Network 16. ICT in Education and Training
Network 17. Histories of Education
Network 18. Research in Sport Pedagogy
Network 19. Ethnography
Network 20. Research in Innovative Intercultural Learning Environments
Network 22. Research in Higher Education
Network 23. Policy Studies and Politics of Education
Network 24. Mathematics Education Research
Network 25. Research on Children's Rights in Education
Network 26. Educational Leadership
Network 27. Didactics – Learning and Teaching
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