Practice framework innovation for supervising research candidates

Brook, Ann and Eley, Martin (2017) Practice framework innovation for supervising research candidates. In: New innovations in teaching and learning in higher education. The learning in higher education series . LIBRI Publishing, Oxfordshire, pp. 69-88. ISBN 978-1-911450-14-6

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Abstract

This chapter is an important contribution to the book on NEW INNOVATIONS IN TEACHING AND LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION because there is an increasing growth in the number of students completing a Masters’ and doctoral degrees, in the UK and many other countries, and growth from the international market in particular is strong (Universities UK, 2012). Supervision is a key factor in a student’s success in completing their research degree (van Dinther, 2011; O'Keeffe, 2013; Nygaard, 2014). Brown (2007) supports this specifically in relation to international students, who also have barriers of culture and language to contend with as part of the supervision process. To help address this the real innovation here is the integration of leadership and supervision models to provide a rounded approach.
Personal experience of the authors has supported these challenges (including culture, ownership and many more), as well as anecdotal feedback from colleagues. This can often lead to frustration when an able student fails due to a lack of understanding of the nature of the supervision and engagement in this (Clarke, 2007). Conversely a student can also feel unsupported by a supervisor who fails to engage in a robust framework of supervision, often leading to a lack of direction and engagement. The model developed here provides a framework of progression which can be seen and used by both the candidate and supervisor thus helping to bridge any potential gap between them (Humphrey, 2012).

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > Birmingham City Business School > Dept. Management, HR and Enterprise
Depositing User: Dr Martin Eley
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2018 10:46
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 10:46
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5652

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