Kathmandu University School of Education (KUSOED) envisages that the proposed PhD in Education, Specialisation in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Education, program reflects the rigorous research-based, interdisciplinary, and contemporary academic program in the field of teacher education. By its nature, the purpose is to emphasize on capacity building of potential STEAM educators, researchers, and academicians from Nepal and abroad whose research is likely to become a basis for improving practices in their academic professions by utilising the perspectives and practices arising from intersections of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics Education. Given this perspective, the school can enrol qualified post-graduate students in STEAM education from diverse fields of STEM-related (e.g., Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Physics, Economics, Chemistry, Science Education, Engineering, Technology, Health Sciences, Physical Sciences) in the proposed program to address the needs of producing human resources in integrated and multidisciplinary research and practice in education. Insofar as the School has the relevant faculty members and/or it can outsource from among the international partner institutions. More so, international experts in the field can also be invited for short-term visits to enhance the research capacity of our research students and faculty members. It offers rigorous theoretical and practical orientation for practitioners aspiring to become leaders in fields associated with STEAM Education.
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES AND ATTRIBUTES
By completing PhD STEAM Education, research students are expected to demonstrate:
In case of candidates require specific course works, they will be offered one or more out of the following list as recommended by the supervisor(s).
STEAM ED 625: Quantitative Research in STEAM Education
STEAM ED 630: Qualitative Research in STEAM Education
EDUC 640: Mixed Methods Research
EDUC 650: Transformative Education Research and Practice
EDUC 660: Participatory Action Research
STEAM ED 600: Lenses of STEAM Education
STEAM ED 620: Reflective Practice in STEAM Education
STEAM ED 611: Curricula in STEAM Education
STEAM ED 615: Teaching and Learning in STEM Education
Generally, full-time Ph.D. students are expected to complete their research in 3 years. Part-time students can submit their research work after 4 years. The maximum duration for the completion of the degree requirements for full-time students is 6 years, and 8 years for part-time students.
ELIGIBILITY FOR ENROLMENT:
Generally, the following pathway is suggested for the successful completion of the program in the case of fulltime students:
EVALUATION OF THE THESIS
The modus operandi of the thesis evaluation will be followed as specified in Research Guidelines for PhD developed by/for Kathmandu University