|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|Grading basis :||Pass/Not Pass|
|Version produced :||24 May 2022|
Pre-requisite: EDU8602 and EDR9002 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: DEDU
Doctoral study, culminating in the submission of work for examination by external experts, is a large and complex undertaking. The confirmation of candidature process is intended to ensure that candidates have a clear sense of direction and a workable plan for their doctoral research before embarking upon that phase of their candidature. This course will provide a framework within which candidates can plan their research portfolios and develop their proposals for the confirmation of candidature process.
The course will begin by clarifying the expectations and requirements for the doctoral research portfolio. Students will be facilitated as they review work from previous courses in which they identified workplace challenges and developed focused reviews of relevant literature. They will be guided to select challenges and plan projects appropriate to their doctoral research portfolio. Draft proposals for confirmation of candidature will be workshopped and revised. Students will practise presentations with the class prior to submission of their proposals for confirmation of candidature.