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ERIC Number: EJ858131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
Problems in the Research Problem: Critical Feedback and Resistance in Academic Supervision
Vehvilainen, Sanna
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v53 n2 p185-201 Apr 2009
The paper focuses on a routine activity of academic supervision: Giving and receiving feedback based on the student's master's thesis manuscript. Two case analyses are presented on fundamentally critical feedback. Such feedback constitutes a recommendation to the student to seriously rethink the thesis, but there are various interactional possibilities available for the student not to accept this recommendation. The analysis shows how persistent, albeit subdued, resistance to feedback occurs in two different sequential environments, and how cumulative misalignment results from this development. Pedagogical implications of the analysis are discussed, and it is suggested that the supervision should be viewed and explicitly addressed as a meeting point for two agendas. (Contains 1 table and 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland