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EdD One-Day Conference 2017
Sat 17 June 2017, 10:00 – 17:00 BST
This one-day-conference aims to explore how researching professionals transform both their professional practices and identities through innovative approaches to simultaneously engage with professional and academic worlds. This conference will, engage delegates in possibility thinking around doctoral journeys and outcomes. Engagement will be interactive, exploratory, performative with extended dialogues on sustaining the impact of the professional doctorate. Submission should be addressed to ONE of the following themes (with particular emphasis on sharing tools that help):
- Researching and writing reflexively
- Innovating and sustaining impact as researching professionals
- Possibility thinking around doctoral journeying
The day has been organised to provide time for discussion of themes emerging throughout the day and to plan future dissemination and events. Lunch and teatime refreshments will be provided. More information on the programme for the day will be posted on the EdD website:
Keynotes by Prof Karen Littleton and Prof Saville Kushner
PROFESSOR KAREN LITTLETON
Doctoral Researchers - Transforming Knowledge, Transforming Practice
Karen Littleton is Professor of Education at the Open University, UK. She has research expertise in the psychology of education and collaborative creativity. Karen is currently responsible for capacity building within the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology, the second largest educational research unit in the UK. She is also the writer-in-residence at Westbury Arts Centre, Bucks.
In this session, we will celebrate the signature strengths and wisdom of ‘the researching practitioner’ and consider how EdD researchers are distinctively placed to create innovative, research-based solutions to contemporary educational challenges. We will explore how the EdD research process is implicated in the creation of sustainable impact and the transformative legacies of such work.
PROFESSOR SAVILLE KUSHNER
Methodology in an Age of Madness: The Role of the EdD in Professional Recovery
Saville is a theorist and practitioner of program evaluation, committed to democratic forms of enquiry and educational action. His most recent post was as Professor of Public Evaluation at the University of Auckland. Saville will discuss the unique role of the EdD in responding to the contemporary world and its attacks on public value and public service.
We will also feature interactive experiences of diverse 'portfolio' designs from panellists EdD graduand Dr Caroline Creaby, EdD a/r/tographer Rebecca Heaton and guest professional doctoral educators and students sharing 'portfolio' models.
There will be awards given to the Faculty EdD communities with the most engaging and innovative Presentation – Poster – Panel – Workshop