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Supervising Postgraduate Research
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- 02 Aug 2021
The University of Notre Dame Australia is committed to delivering an excellent student experience, alongside a high standard of teaching, research, and training. As a leader in ethical education, Notre Dame aims to develop students’ critical reasoning and their ability to make ethical decisions—crucial skills to progressing their careers and leading purposeful lives. At Notre Dame, students navigate their future with an ethical education online.
On completion of this course students should be able to achieve the following learning outcomes:
- Understand the policy framework relevant to research student supervision at a national and institutional level
- Critically analyse and evaluate the literature and current trends in successful research supervision
- Employ critical reflection and evaluation of supervisory practices
- Identify strategies to support research students to enable the timely completion of their course requirements
- Create strategies and resources to enhance the capacity to undertake effective and successful research supervision
- Engage with and actively contribute to research student supervision communities of practice
- Conceptualising: “who am I as a supervisor?”
- Who am I?
- The connections between your ecology and your graduate student?
- A core supervisory practice and the practicalities of recording and reflection
- Expectations of and by supervisor and student
- Supervision as practice: analysing the advising environment
- Imagining and planning the research and the thesis
- Modes of supervision: negotiating the border zones
- The “salutary moments” : students seeing themselves as scholars
- Students seeing themselves as scholars: the fine details
- Ethics in everything
- Preparing for examination
- Regulatory environments
- The final exercise: “wrapping it all up”
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
A high standard of supervision is central to the retention of research students and the completion of their course requirements. The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of what constitutes best practice for supervising research students and provide an opportunity for students to reflect on and enhance their own supervisory practice. Students will deepen their understanding of the processes involved, and develop their skills and personal resources to equip them with the capacity to manage the challenges of supervision. This course is designed for academic staff who are, or who intend, to supervise students undertaking all levels of research including Masters and Honours dissertations and Higher Degrees by Research.
- 5 individual posts and 5 responsive posts (3000-4000 words) (50%)
- 7 minute video and critical reflection (500 words) (20%)
- Group video (5-6 minutes) and individual reflection (150 words) (20%)
Current study term: 01 Aug 21 to 05 Nov 21
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