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.

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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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ID Code: 9658
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, HERN
ISBN: 1876682914
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Post Pressed
Deposited On: 20 Sep 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:13

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