In search of equality and equivalence for students and staff in Professional Doctorate Health and Social Care programmes

Robert McSherry, Josette Bettany-Saltikov

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Abstract

The challenge facing universities today is; how do we ensure and recognise ‘equality’ and ‘equivalence’ for the Professional Doctorate alongside the PhD both for the student and staff in an environment which has predominantly remained unchanged over time? The inference of ‘equality’ (fairness, parity, and likeness) and ‘equivalence’ (difference, similarity and uniformity) appear to be the same for a PhD/ Professional Doctorate student and staff supporting the students. However is this a perceived reality of the lived experience from students and academics? The aim of the article is to build on the round table discussion (RTD) of the 4th International Conference on Professional Doctorates (ICPD-2014), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, United Kingdom, 10th & 11th April 2014. To further explore the issues of ‘equality’ and ‘equivalence’ by looking at a couple of standpoints for moving forward. These include acknowledging differences and differentiation, obtaining equal attribution as well as acknowledging the significant influence of the student cohort and/or community on professional doctorates and PhDs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-70
JournalWork Based Learning e-journal International
Volume4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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In search of equality and equivalence for students and staff in Professional Doctorate Health and Social Care programmes. / McSherry, Robert; Bettany-Saltikov, Josette.

In: Work Based Learning e-journal International, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2014, p. 55-70.

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