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Identifying threshold concepts and proposing strategies to support doctoral candidates

Kiley, Margaret


In this article I argue that doctoral candidates undertake a form of rite of passage, generally incorporating several shorter rites of passage, during their candidature of three to five years. Furthermore, there are times during their research education when many candidates demonstrate through their writing, presentation, discussion, and even demeanour, that they have undergone a change in the way they understand their learning and themselves as learners. These changes, it is suggested,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Innovations in Education and Training International
DOI: 10.1080/14703290903069001


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