Experiencing higher degree research supervision as teaching

Bruce, Christine S. & Stoodley, Ian D. (2013) Experiencing higher degree research supervision as teaching. Studies in Higher Education, 38(2), pp. 226-241.

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This article describes research higher degree supervisors’ experiences of supervision as a teaching and learning practice. While research education is considered central to the HDR experience, comparatively little is known to date of the pedagogical lenses adopted by supervisors as they go about their supervision. We worked with 35 supervisors engaged in discipline-specific and interdisciplinary research across architectural design, science, engineering, computer science, information systems and librarianship. Several of these supervisors conducted projects which interfaced with the social sciences and humanities. The pedagogies, constructed through the discussions and phenomenographic analysis, offer a picture of supervisors’ collective awareness of supervision as a teaching and learning practice. Supervision as a teaching and learning practice was experienced as: Promoting the supervisor’s development, Imparting academic expertise, Upholding academic standards, Promoting learning to research, Drawing upon student expertise, Enabling student development, Venturing into unexplored territory, Forming productive communities, and Contributing to society.

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ID Code: 40969
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: higher degree research, supervision, pedagogy, experience, phenomenography, HERN
DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2011.576338
ISSN: 0307-5079
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Science Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Taylor and Francis
Deposited On: 29 Mar 2011 23:08
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 14:43

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