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Type: Conference paper
Title: Postgraduate induction: Emerging evidence from a discipline-based program
Author: Adams, K.
Zander, A.
Citation: Proceedings of the Australian Universities Quality Forum 2004 : quality in a time of change Adelaide, Australia 7-9 July 2004 / Rob Carmichael (ed.): pp.160-164
Publisher: Australian Universities Quality Agency
Publisher Place: Melbourne, Virctoria
Issue Date: 2004
ISBN: 1877090336
Conference Name: Australian Universities Quality Forum (3rd : 2004 : Adelaide, Australia)
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Karen Adams and Anthony Zander
Abstract: This paper describes the process of developing a structured induction program for postgraduate research students. The program curriculum attempts to make explicit elements of research and professional cultures in the field of Mechanical Engineering, and to foster the skills and knowledge needed by students to participate in them. Initial findings from surveys of students and staff reveal that the program has succeeded in improving students’ research communication and general progression through candidature. They also suggest that students appear to be showing less initiative in their approach to research, a finding that has particular relevance to the Engineering profession.
RMID: 0020041613
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