Harnessing the hope: tapping into the energy of emerging scholars in Cambodian higher education

Om, Sokha, and Walker, Karen (2013) Harnessing the hope: tapping into the energy of emerging scholars in Cambodian higher education. International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Science, 1 (2). pp. 11-22.

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Abstract

This study was conducted amongst final stage masters' research students at one Cambodian university. The study reveals a strong self-belief in their capacity to conduct research which will be taken by many of them into their own university teaching. Cambodian masters students have limited opportunities to experience teaching or research skills development from academic staff that has been informed by experience and knowledge gained from outside Cambodia. The danger of recycling into next generations of scholars the current limited research skills learning can be addressed by increased opportunities to experience approaches to learning beyond those currently available. The strongly positive self-belief amongst these future researchers and academics provides an energy that can be the basis for growth and development when paired with expanded learning experiences provided outside the current Cambodian higher education sphere.

Item ID: 32130
Item Type: Article (Scholarly Work)
ISSN: 2307-924X
Keywords: research skills development, Cambodian postgraduates
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Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2014 07:24
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9304 School/Institution > 930403 School/Institution Policies and Development @ 100%
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