The supervisory experience : culture in action
Danby, Susan J. (2005) The supervisory experience : culture in action. In Yamanashi, Julie & Milojevic, Ivana (Eds.) Researching Identity, Diversity and Education : Surpassing the Norm. Post Pressed, Teneriffe, Qld., pp. 1-16.
The supervisory experience is one that is critical for both candidate and supervisor, and increasingly significant for universities. Successful supervision in the current higher degree research context is typically measured in terms of number of completions. This overshadows the largely unnoticed but real work of everyday supervision practices, that is, the ongoing assembling of social relations. This paper investigates the social and moral orders at work in situ in supervision experiences to investigate how these practices might contribute to graduating candidates with a strong sense of confidence as researchers, a strong sense of excellent achievement, and with collegial and scholarly values. This paper examines one supervisory relationship between a supervisor and doctoral student. Analysis of their email communications over the course of the candidature shows the supervisory experience as a collaborative accomplishment of practical activity, and the activity as culture in action.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Additional Information:||For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author.|
|Keywords:||email, graduate education, higher education, doctoral program, postgraduate supervision, culture|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 Post Pressed|
|Deposited On:||20 Sep 2007|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:13|
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