Helping Doctoral Students Write: Pedagogies for Supervision

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Taylor & Francis, Sep 6, 2006 - Education - 192 pages

This essential guide offers a new approach to doctoral writing, written specifically for doctoral supervisors. Rejecting the DIY websites and manuals that promote a privatised skills-based approach to writing research, Kamler and Thomson offer a new framework for scholarly work to help doctorate students produce clear and well-argued dissertations. Drawing on a wide range of research and hands-on experience, the authors argue that making an original contribution to scholarly knowledge requires doctoral candidates to do both text and identity work. Their discussion of the complexities of forming a scholarly identity is illustrated by the stories and writing of real doctoral students.

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Barbara Kamler is Professor of Education at Deakin University, Australia.


Pat Thomson is Professor of Education at the University of Nottingham, UK and an Adjunct Professor at the University of South Australia.

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