Worldwide, about half of the doctoral students that start a PhD never finish it, and a similar proportion show mental health symptoms (like stress or anxiety). However, recent research in doctoral education has uncovered factors related to these problems. This practical seminar draws from these research findings, and lets participants and the instructors share solutions and practices that may help the chances of PhD completion. In the final part of the workshop, we look “behind the scenes” of the seminar itself as a technology-enhanced learning experience, and how particular pedagogies and technologies (e.g., flipped classroom, learning analytics) have been used in it to foster engagement, reflection and learning.
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