ERIC Number: EJ1063093
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Exploring of New Models of Research Pedagogy: Time to Let Go of Master-Apprentice Style Supervision?
Harrison, Scott; Grant, Catherine
Teaching in Higher Education, v20 n5 p556-566 2015
While the time-honoured one-to-one supervisory model of higher research degree training has its advantages, recent research suggests that the model also has significant drawbacks, including its hierarchical nature. Nevertheless, this pedagogical model remains the default for higher research pedagogy. Using the discipline of music as a case study, where growing interest in practice-based research has lately demanded considerable fluidity in supervisory practices, this research explores the benefits and challenges of one-to-one models of supervision. Drawing on semi-structured interviews, dialogue forums, survey data, the extant literature and observations of practices at selected higher music education institutions in Australia, the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands, it recommends and suggests ways to implement more "horizontal" approaches to research pedagogy. The findings of this research may improve teaching and learning experiences and outcomes in higher research degrees in music and the creative arts, and stimulate a reflection of supervisory approaches more generally across the sector.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Research Methodology, Supervision, Teacher Student Relationship, Cooperative Learning, Communities of Practice, Research Projects, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, College Faculty, Music, Music Education, Semi Structured Interviews, Surveys, Observation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Belgium; Netherlands; United Kingdom