ERIC Number: EJ887441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Reference Count: 11
Team Supervision of the Doctorate: Managing Roles, Relationships and Contradictions
Watts, Jacqueline H.
Teaching in Higher Education, v15 n3 p335-339 Jun 2010
Working in teams is widely recognised as an important skill across a range of occupations and professions, with the teaching of teamwork now a feature of the higher education curriculum. The success of teamwork, however, depends to a large extent on the mediated management of complex variables such as individual conduct, collective action, technologies, space and communication. This article considers some of the challenges and benefits of the practice of team supervision within postgraduate research education focusing on roles and relationships within the team and on the issue of conflicting views and expectations amongst supervisors that can both stem from and give rise to role tensions.
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Supervision, Teamwork, Role, Group Dynamics, Role Conflict, Graduate Study, Research, Expectation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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