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The PhD at the End of the World

Provocations for the Doctorate and a Future Contested

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  • Brings a refreshing urgency to the question of the purpose of doctoral education

  • Discusses refashioning PhD programs to meet pressing global issues

  • Showcases innovative new models of doctoral education from across the world

  • Brings a range of new voices alongside leading doctoral education scholars

Part of the book series: Debating Higher Education: Philosophical Perspectives (DHEP, volume 4)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Down to Earth – The PhD Lived-Experience

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 25-25
    2. Operationalising Research: Embedded PhDs in Transdisciplinary, Action Research Projects

      • Diego Ramirez-Lovering, Michaela F. Prescott, Brendan Josey, Mahsa Mesgar, Daša Spasojevic, Erich Wolff
      Pages 45-64
  3. Earthing the PhD Curriculum

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 65-65
    2. Postformal Learning for Postnormal Times

      • Susan D. Porter
      Pages 67-81
  4. Theorising an Earthy PhD

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 169-169
    2. The PhD Revolution: World-Entangled and Hopeful Futures

      • Søren S. E. Bengtsen
      Pages 181-196
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 211-212

About this book

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.

Keywords

  • PhD addressing global issues
  • Environmental issues and education
  • Sustainability education
  • PhD and sustainability education
  • Role of the PhD in climate crisis
  • Role of the PhD in in global challenges
  • Environmental crisis and epistemological crisis
  • Bruno Latour
  • Ronald Barnett
  • PhD in Artificial Intelligence Times
  • Sustainable PhD
  • Ecological ontology
  • Education and equity studies
  • Future of higher education
  • Post-truth

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Graduate Research, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

    Robyn Barnacle, Denise Cuthbert

About the editors

Robyn Barnacle is a research education specialist and coordinates professional development programs for higher degrees by research supervisors and candidates. Robyn's research is in the area of higher education and focuses on doctoral education.

Denise Cuthbert is the Dean of the School of Graduate Research at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Her research interests are focused in two main areas: adoption, family formation, children and mothers and higher education research with a focus on research education and researcher development.

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USD 109.00
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Softcover Book
USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)