School of Education

Viva Success for Caroline Anderson

Congratulations to Caroline Anderson who last week successfully defended her Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) thesis: Supporting Science Foundations Students to Construct Arguments from Multiple Documents. Caroline was supervised by Professor Shaaron Ainsworth. 

Viva chair, Marc North says "Caroline defended her research in a confident, enthusiastic and informed manner. She demonstrated her significant expertise in this field and a deep understanding of this topic. It is particularly impressive how much impact the foundation programme in science, that is the focus of this research, is having on the confidence and skills of the students enrolled in the programme. And, Caroline’s research has been essential for theorising the reasons for this impact. 

Caroline is a testament to the EdD. She developed an approach to teaching scientific argumentation that has made a real difference to students in life sciences. She is continuing to impact on more students as her colleagues adapt their practice based upon her research."

Great news to hear of the success of another of our postgraduate researchers.

About the EdD

Our EdD programme combines the research elements of a doctorate with significant taught components, allowing you to share and gain knowledge from your cohort. It is designed for busy educational practitioners who want to study full-time alongside a full-time job, with the taught elements planned for weekend sessions. Find out more about our EdD.

Posted on Monday 5th February 2024

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