Jolán Velencei - Zoltán Baracskai - Viktor Dörfler
Educating the Transdisciplinary Mind: Curriculum Design for a Professional Doctorate
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Conference: EDULEARN 2015: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Presenter: Jolán Velencei
Date: 6-8 July 2015
Pages: 2769-2776
Place: Barcelona, Spain

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In our current curriculum design project we are building on a many-years’ experience designing curricula and starting new degree courses. We are particularly building on the methodological approach developed over the years, that can be summarised in the following five cornerstone concepts: the overall curriculum design process is ‘quasi-algorithmic’, the individual steps within the process are ‘quasi-heuristic’, the desired learning process is ‘quasi-incremental’, the outcome of this learning process is a ‘quasi-abductive’ big picture, and it is ‘quasi-validated’ in the context of a single problem area. Similarly to most of our recent endeavours, this professional doctoral school will also be post-experiential. This time, however, we are working on a unique educational concept at doctoral level. We are pioneering a professional doctorate which concept is currently unknown in the context of the Hungarian higher education. Furthermore, our curriculum design is unique worldwide.