What I still often miss in doctoral education is the bridging and exchange between the different actors in the field: policy makers and academic leaders, practitioners, whether professionals or supervisors, and those who deal with doctoral education as scholars. With the founding of the PRIDE Network, we want to make an active contribution to this bridge-building. Then I learnt about IDERN, the International Doctoral Education Research Network.
As stated on the IDERN Website (quote from Dec 2020):
The purpose of IDERN is to create a network of scholars and practitioners actively engaged in researching doctoral education. This is why I considere it as a highly valuable source also for preofessionals to be continuously informed and updated about the current debate in the field. Working in an academic setting, I learnt in more than a decade engaged in doctoral education, that our arguments are more convincing when we can refer to scholarly work. Moreover, I am also deeply convinced that it is a sign of professionalism when we take scientific knowledge in the field into account in our actions.
An additional plus of IDERN is, that it is not a traditional academic organization or association. To become a “member” of IDERN simply subscribe to the IDERN listserv, which is the primary means of keeping this research community connected, and you are in. The listserv is, outside of the meetings, the primary means of keeping this research community connected.
For more information visit IDERN Website and subscribe.