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ERIC Number: EJ881568
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb-6
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8094
Using Action Methods in Post-Graduate Supervision
Carter, Philip D.
International Journal of Education & the Arts, v11 n1 Feb 2010
The use of psychodramatic action methods in academic supervision is examined through the detailed description of a session between a supervisor and a supervisee working on a PhD in the field of Information Systems. The psychodramatic emphasis on spontaneity, reciprocity, and the use of dramatic production have various advantages for post-graduate supervision, namely: the involvement of affect, action and cognition in meaning making; the generation of self-authority in the supervisee; and the building of a cooperative working relationship between supervisor and supervisee. Action methods do not need to be seen as the sole domain of the action method expert. Supervisors will be able to take up individual techniques and approaches outlined here and integrate them into their own practice. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand