The supervision tango : perceptions of supervisors of international graduate students in Engineering and IT

Woodman, Karen, Mengersen, Kerrie, Yarlagadda, Prasad, Pitchforth, Jegar, & Silva, Pujitha (2013) The supervision tango : perceptions of supervisors of international graduate students in Engineering and IT. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Advances in New Technologies, Interactive Interfaces and Communicability (ADNTIIC 2013), Blue Heron Editions, Huerta Grande, Córdoba, Argentina.

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This paper, which was part of a larger study, reports on a survey that explored the perceptions of 69 graduate supervisors regarding issues in supervision from three higher education institutions in Australia. Factors that contribute to student success in higher education research degrees are many and diverse, including a complex dance of student factors, supervisor factors, and their supervisory context factors, and those informed by cultural and language differences. Therefore, a complex system approach using Bayesian network modelling was used to explore how student and/or supervisor factors influence the success of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) graduate students in Engineering and IT. Findings suggest that key factors include the experience of supervisors in terms of experience with the Australian higher education system, personal cross-cultural experience.

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ID Code: 64867
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: HERN
DOI: 10.978.8896471/241
ISBN: 9788896471241
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 28 Nov 2013 22:31
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2014 02:39

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