Practice framework innovation for supervising research candidates

Ann Brook, Martin Eley

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    This chapter is an important contribution to the book on NEW INNOVATIONS IN TEACHING AND LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION because there is an increasing growth in the number of students completing a Masters? and doctoral degrees, in the UK and many other countries, and growth from the international market in particular is strong (Universities UK, 2012). Supervision is a key factor in a student?s success in completing their research degree (van Dinther, 2011; O'Keeffe, 2013; Nygaard, 2014). Brown (2007) supports this specifically in relation to international students, who also have barriers of culture and language to contend with as part of the supervision process. To help address this the real innovation here is the integration of leadership and supervision models to provide a rounded approach. Personal experience of the authors has supported these challenges (including culture, ownership and many more), as well as anecdotal feedback from colleagues. This can often lead to frustration when an able student fails due to a lack of understanding of the nature of the supervision and engagement in this (Clarke, 2007). Conversely a student can also feel unsupported by a supervisor who fails to engage in a robust framework of supervision, often leading to a lack of direction and engagement. The model developed here provides a framework of progression which can be seen and used by both the candidate and supervisor thus helping to bridge any potential gap between them (Humphrey, 2012).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNew innovations in teaching and learning in higher education
    EditorsAnn Brook, Martin Eley
    Place of PublicationOxfordshire
    PublisherLibri Publishing
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Print)978-1-911450-14-6
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 2017

    Publication series

    NameThe learning in higher education series


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