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Professional Doctorates: Integrating Academic and Professional Knowledge

Professor David Scott
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- What are professional doctorates?
- How do they change professional knowledge and improve practice?
- How can universities organise doctoral programmes to facilitate professional learning and development?
- What is the most appropriate relationship between professional and academic knowledge?

This book examines the relationship between advanced study on higher education courses and professional practice. It explores contributions made by research on practice to professional development.

The editors document and explain strategies that universities use:
- in recruitment
- aims and purposes of the degree
- selection of content and focus
- assessment procedures
- curricular structures
- pedagogy
- teaching strategies
- conditions for learning
- support for professionals
- relations with interested bodies and stakeholders.
The book uses in-depth case studies of three professional doctorates: the doctorate in business administration (DBA), the engineering doctorate (DEng) and the education doctorate (EdD).

Examining Professional Doctorates makes an important contribution to this neglected area of research. Essential reading for policy makers in higher education and anyone interested in professional doctoral study.
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Edition Details
Author Professor David Scott
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Open University Press
Year Published 2004-03-01
Number of Pages 184
ISBN 13 9780335213320
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