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    Students’ Perception about MPhil Leading to PhD Program in Library and Information Science: A Case Study

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    This paper reports findings of three focus group interviews conducted to obtain students’ perception about MPhil (Master of Philosophy) leading to PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) program in Library and Information Science (LIS) at the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. The results represent four open-ended questions of discussion that comprise, (a) students’ opinion about the admission policy and procedure of this program, (b) students’ reflection on program of the study, (c) students’ view on the coursework curriculum and its relation with writing a research dissertation, and (d) students’ opinion about the availability of required facilities. The key findings reveal that this academic program is a great opportunity for the LIS professionals. Being in initial stage, it has certain skill related challenges ahead. Hence, preparing LIS students for the future leadership roles does involve teaching them technology skills, practical research skills, communication skills, and management and leadership skills. Further, the availability of required facilities needs improvement

    Heutagogy and Researcher Education: Unleashing the Power of the Novice Researcher’s Agency

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    Novice researchers become experienced researchers by developing their skills in varied contexts, typically within higher education institutions as part of their university degrees. This chapter focuses on the novice researcher who progressively develops their research capacities during the process of completing a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy degree) within a higher education institution or university. Four established areas of research about the education of novice researchers, also known as research training, are examined: 1) the pedagogy of supervision; 2) threshold concepts of PhD candidates; 3) the Researcher Skill Development Framework; and 4) research metaphors. From these fields of research, practical recommendations are extricated to articulate how higher education institutions can promote learner agency, according to heutagogical principles, within the candidate’s doctoral journey. During this chapter, researchers are viewed as learners and the purpose of the chapter is to explore how the agency of these learner-researchers can be recognised and promoted, in practical terms, within the tertiary education sector

    University Of New Hampshire May 2006 Graduates

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    Characteristics of Clinical Shoulder Research Over the Last Decade: A Review of Shoulder Articles in \u3cem\u3eThe Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery\u3c/em\u3e from 2004 to 2014

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    Background: The purpose of this study was to determine characteristics and trends in published shoulder research over the last decade in a leading orthopaedic journal. Methods: We examined all clinical shoulder articles published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery from 2004 to 2014. The number of citations, authorship, academic degrees of the authors, country and institution of origin, topic, level of evidence, positive or nonpositive outcome, and inclusion of validated patient-reported outcome measures were assessed for each article. Results: Shoulder articles that included an author with an advanced research degree (MD [Doctor of Medicine] with a PhD [Doctor of Philosophy] or other advanced degree) increased during the study period (p = 0.047). Level-I, II, and III studies were more likely to have an author with an advanced research degree, and Level-IV studies were more likely to have MDs only (p = 0.03). Overall, there was great variability of outcome measures, with at least thirty-nine different validated or nonvalidated outcome measures reported. Conclusions: Over the last decade, there was an improvement in the level of evidence of shoulder articles published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery that corresponds with recent emphasis on evidence-based medicine. A consensus is needed in shoulder research for more consistent application of validated patient-reported outcome measurement tools

    Wollongong University College Graduation Booklet 1971

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    Wollongong University College Graduation Booklet 1973

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    Oral History Interview with Arnoud De Meyer: Conceptualising SMU

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    This is an abridged version of the original interview. Please contact the Library at [email protected] for access to the full version of the transcript and/or audio recording.</p

    The Wise Professor: The Skillful Art of Living in God\u27s Mission

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    Today’s Christian professor in the secular university setting is likely an expert in their academic field. Likewise, many Christian faculty are sincere in their faith and devout in their practice. The Christian professor’s expert knowledge is impressive and their heart for God is admirable. Yet, today’s Christian professor is simultaneously likely to be ill-equipped and disconnected from having a missional impact in their secular university context. In my work with Cru at The Ohio State University, this challenge is complex; there are no easy answers. Christian faculty are typically educated and trained in environments that assume the irrelevance of God to their area of study. They live their daily lives in a context that promotes spiritual malformation, an environment that tends to determine one’s identity by their accolades. Faculty who would desire to influence others on campus for Christ, even students in particular, often feel unprepared to put their desire into practice. The most common degree needed to be a professor in the secular university is the PhD (doctor of philosophy), meaning a teacher of the love of wisdom. Yet, many centuries ago the academy relegated Christian philosophy and theology to the periphery of public knowledge, or excluded Biblical wisdom altogether. The Wise Professor is a program for Christian faculty to gather together as a community of likeminded peers, seeking wisdom as the skillful art of living in God’s mission. If wisdom has practical, ethical, theological, missional, and formational dimensions, then Christian faculty would do well to explore all of these dimensions of wisdom. In order to live out their God-given vocation, Christian faculty are invited to grow in living a wise life in accordance with the mission of God, for the good of the university and the world, and the glory of Jesus Christ

    Issues Regarding Hawaiian \u27Ki\u27i\u27: An Analysis of the Commercialization and Mass Production of Ancient Sacred Hawaiian Objects

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    This honors thesis explores both the legal and cultural consequences of counterfeit Hawaiian antiquities. Ki\u27i, more commonly known as tiki, were once sacred objects used to perform rituals, and have since been commercialized and sold in the tourism industry. Originated during the time Native Hawaiians migrated from the Marquesas and the Society Islands, these cult statues were used by kahuna, or priests, and were believed to be inhabited by both Hawaiian gods and ancestors. This work uses both statutes and past lawsuits filed against the United States government as precedent for why the issue should be addressed. The imitation of ki\u27i, at present, does not violate the United Constitution, but does threaten cultural pride. Both the Native American Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and the rectification of the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990, were enacted to protect antiquities and artifacts of ancient Native civilizations; NAGPRA was created to preserve Native American, Native Alaskan and Native Hawaiian cultures, and the Indian Arts and Crafts Act was meant to ban the reproduction of profiting of counterfeit Native Indian objects. Issues Regarding Hawaiian \u27Ki\u27i\u27: An Analysis of the Commercialization and Mass Production of Ancient Sacred Hawaiian Objects discusses the many issues of counterfeit ki\u27i and suggests that they be removed from the Hawaiian art market under NAGPRA with an exception. This exception would allow for the Polynesian Cultural Center, a public educating institution that creates opportunity for Polynesian college students, to continue producing ki\u27i replicas
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