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The PhD at the End of the World, Provocations for the Doctorate and a Future Contested, edited by Robyn Barnacle, Denise Cuthbert

This book addresses a world-wide audience with reference to a global problem: how the PhD can serve the planet. It examines the role of the PhD, in and of itself, and, as representative of research, the university and evidence-based knowledge, in relation to global crisis and the future of humanity. As such, it speaks to the scholar, the teacher, the policy-maker and the administrator concerned with the role of higher education’s highest award at a time of great global crisis. The approach is critical in that it offers diverse views on these issues and does not seek to privilege one single school of thought. The collected articles span theoretical reflections on key issues through to case-study examples of how PhDs are being deployed and re-thought to address global issues
Table Of Contents
1 Introduction: The PhD at the end of the world -- 2 Is Geo-logy the new umbrella for all the sciences? Hints for a neo-Humboldtian university -- Down to Earth – the PhD lived-experience -- 3 STEM PhD student preparation in the eras of cross-sector convergence and global climate crisis: An autobiographical exploration -- 4 Operationalising research: Embedded PhDs in transdisciplinary, action research projects -- Earthing the PhD curriculum -- 5 Postformal learning for postnormal times -- 6 How might the (social sciences) PhD play a role in addressing global challenges? -- 7 A Public and Persuasive PhD: Reforming doctoral education in the outreach-focused university -- 8 Remaking the PHD in US Higher Education: An Assessment -- Earthing beyond the PhD -- 9 “I’m sorry, but it’s kind of business”: Crisis, critique and care in and beyond the PhD -- 10 Doctoral creativity as an epistemological force in saving and/or destroying the world -- 11 The contribution to climate change research of the Professional Doctorate and PhD: More of the same but of a different flavour? -- Theorising an earthy PhD -- 12 Expert not Specialist: doctoral ecologies for focused frogs and high-flying birds -- 13 The PhD revolution: World-entangled and hopeful futures -- 14 Re-situating the PhD: towards an ecological adeptness
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2021.
Physical Description
1 online resource (213 pages)
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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