On 20 February, Prof. Tara Brabazon, Dean of Graduate Research from Flinders University in Australia, gave a presentation entitled ‘4D: Revisioning the Doctorate’. The workshop attracted almost 40 academic staff members.
During her lecture, Prof. Tara shared how the 4D model would work on PhD supervision; the four Ds are Digitization, Deterritorialization, Disintermediation and Diversity. She also urged academic members to think about the current design and management of higher degree programmes.
In addition, she analyzed the different challenges of PhD completion, such as independence of students, region of study, course standard. She also explained the deficit model of teaching and learning, as well as how to work with supervisors’ expectation and students’ motivation. [Download PPT here]