Designing the PhD Curriculum in the Design Disciplines


Mainsah, Henry; Morrison, Andrew; Aspen, Jonny; & Ball, Cheryl E. (2017). Designing the PhD curriculum in the design disciplines. In Laurene Vaughan (Ed.) Practice-based design research. London, UK: Bloomsbury.


In this chapter we focus on the challenges and potentials in the design of a curriculum for doctoral education in design-related disciplines in increasingly interdisciplinary contexts and where the PhD is located within a wider research project or strategic research area. We do so with reference to the implications for the growth of pedagogies that support doctoral students’ professional development as researchers beyond formal taught courses in the confines of a PhD school and the role of participation in wider research project based inquiry and the role of supervisory support.

supplemental materials