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The spatiotemporal dimension of doctoral education : a way forward (2020)

Aarnikoivu, Melina (2020). The spatiotemporal dimension of doctoral education : a way forward. Studies in Higher Education, Online first. DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2020.1723530

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All authors or editors: Aarnikoivu, Melina

Journal or series: Studies in Higher Education

ISSN: 0307-5079

eISSN: 1470-174X

Publication year: 2020

Volume: Online first

Publisher: Routledge

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2020.1723530

Open Access: Publication channel is not openly available

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67794


For an individual doctoral student, doctoral education happens in multiple spaces across a considerable amount of time. However, the existing literature and conceptualisations of doctoral education do not adequately address the spatiotemporal dimension related to it. By using the concept of scales, this article examines how the social action of doing doctoral studies is affected by space and time. As a mode of inquiry, I use nexus analysis, which allows the analyst to spotlight issues that routinely go unnoticed by scholars, policy-makers but also doctoral students themselves. Based on the analysis, I argue that to theorise doctoral education further, its spatiotemporal dimension has to be examined more closely and considered more seriously than is currently being done by higher education scholars.

Keywords: doctoral education; social relations; space; time

Free keywords: doctoral education; nexus analysis; scales; social action; space; time

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