ERIC Number: EJ1176179
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
How Can We Develop Supervisors for the Modern Doctorate?
Studies in Higher Education, v43 n5 p878-890 2018
This paper explores supervisor development in the light of information generated by the Erasmus-funded project on the modern doctorate. It is structured in four phases. Firstly examining interview data to isolate some distinguishing features of the modern doctorate. Secondly re-examining that data to see if these distinguishing features can be mapped on to an existing framework of approaches to research supervision. Thirdly looking at the survey responses relating to that same framework. Fourthly, having found coherence with the five approaches, the initial outcomes from a Norwegian project are examined. The project worked with experienced academics nominated to 'support and develop their colleague supervisors' primarily by designing and leading supervisor development programmes. The findings show that the original framework is also appropriate for supervisors of the modern doctorate and that there are some important organisational factors that need to be taken into account when developing the developers of supervisors.
Descriptors: Supervisory Training, Doctoral Programs, Supervisors, Theory Practice Relationship, Graduate Study, Graduate Students, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Coaching (Performance), Critical Thinking, Capacity Building, Semi Structured Interviews, Acculturation, Longitudinal Studies, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Norway; United Kingdom; United States; Ireland; Netherlands; Italy
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