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ERIC Number: EJ938558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1812-9129
Learning through Writing: Reconceptualising the Research Supervision Process
Wolff, Leon
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, v22 n3 p229-237 2010
This paper seeks to re-conceptualize the research supervision relationship. The literature has tended to view doctoral study in four ways: (a) as an exercise in self-management, (b) as a research experience, (c) as training for research, or (d) as an instance of student-centred learning. Although each of these approaches has merit, they also suffer from conceptual weaknesses. This paper seeks to harness the merits, and minimize the disadvantages, by re-conceptualizing doctoral research as a "writing journey." The paper utilizes the insights of new rhetoric in linguistic theory to defend a writing-centered conception of supervised research and offers some practical strategies on how it might be put into effect.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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