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Goode, Jackie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2007
There is in higher education a powerful discourse of "independent learning". While there may be pedagogical rationales to support the desirability of increased independence at the tertiary stage, it may also serve other institutional agendas, such as functioning as a way for academic staff to "manage" the frustrations…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Doctoral Programs, Learning Strategies, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship