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ERIC Number: EJ764298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-0729-4360
Supervision of Supervisors: On Developing Supervision in Postgraduate Education
Emilsson, Ulla Melin; Johnsson, Eva
Higher Education Research and Development, v26 n2 p163-179 Jun 2007
During the 1900s, the path to a PhD degree has seen many changes for both postgraduate students as well as their supervisors. The supervisor's duties have increased in scope and the demands made on PhD candidates have augmented. This paper deals with supervision as pedagogic method. Departing from a project aimed at studying "supervision on supervision" through a programme including a special pedagogic model for learning, process-oriented group supervision as a method of improving doctoral supervision is discussed. In the model used, the supervisors' relationships and the experiences form the basis for reflection process connected to, among others, communication theory and social-psychological explanatory models. Pointing out the five requirements of trust, theories, tools, training and time, it is concluded that "supervision on supervision" well may serve as a way of improving doctoral supervision. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden