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ERIC Number: EJ782740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-1356-2517
The Changing Reality of Research Education in Australia and Implications for Supervision: A Review of the Literature
Engebretson, Kath; Smith, Ken; McLaughlin, Denis; Seibold, Carmel; Terrett, Gill; Ryan, Elizabeth
Teaching in Higher Education, v13 n1 p1-15 Feb 2008
This paper consists of a literature review addressing changes in research education in Australia and their implications for research supervision. The organising principle for the review is expressed in the question: What scholarly literature can support and educate universities and supervisors to effectively carry out the work of research supervision in the current climate of Australian tertiary education? Two categories of literature are examined: literature on new ways of conceptualising research degrees and literature on effective supervision. The research agenda of the Australian government and the massification and diversity of the Australian research student population demand new ways of conceptualising the research curriculum, and in particular, call for flexibility and a holistic view. The paper challenges the traditional notion of "good" supervision as a private contract between supervisor and student, and claims that in this new climate "good" supervision can be defined in specific ways, as one critical component in a whole research curriculum.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia