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Seminar Series - Navigating Liminality: The Experience of Distance in Doctoral Education (Thesis Working Title)

Date: 21 March 2012 Time: 12.30 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.

Venue: Bowland North Seminar Room 23 (Note change to usual venue)

Jeffrey Keefer

Project Manager, Instructional Design (Visiting Nurse Service of New York, NY)

Adjunct Instructor, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (Pace University, NY)

Adjunct Instructor, Management Communication Dept. (Stern School of Business, New York University, NY)

'Navigating Liminality:The Experience of Distance in Doctoral Education' (Thesis Working Title)

This research explores the experiences of doctoral students who study at a distance and whose postgraduate activities involve passing through liminal or troublesome periods in understanding concepts or processes.These thresholds commonly involve ontological or epistemological shifts, resulting in transformed ways of seeing one's self and/or one's research. Thechallenges posed through using technology in such doctoral supervision areoften not acknowledged. Twenty-one interdisciplinary doctoral researchers from around the world were interviewed, with narrative inquiry as informed by grounded and actor-network approaches being used for the analysis. This research seeks to provide insights for tutors who engage in remote supervision.


Who can attend: Anyone


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Organising departments and research centres: Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning, Educational Research


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