Developing research supervisors: breaking down internal barriers and drawing on resources from the Australasian academic community

Cater-Steel, Aileen and McDonald, Jacquie (2009) Developing research supervisors: breaking down internal barriers and drawing on resources from the Australasian academic community. In: iPED 2009: Researching Beyond Boundaries: Academic Communities Without Borders , 14-15 Sep 2009, Coventry, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

This paper reports on the progress of a project focused on the important learning and teaching issue of research supervision. The aim of the project is to enhance the learning journey of post-graduate research students by improving the capability of research supervisors at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Australia. The project has established a Community of Practice - Research Supervisors (CoP-RS), conducted a training needs analysis to determine the training requirements of supervisors, designed a professional development program, coordinated the delivery of pilot workshops, and is evaluating the effectiveness and outcomes of the activities. This paper describes the background which prompted the project, then details the activities undertaken to date and planned for the future. The outcomes and challenges are described. Conclusions are drawn and future research directions suggested.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Second author is affiliated with the USQ Learning and Teaching Support Unit. Authors retain copyright.
Depositing User: Dr Aileen Cater-Steel
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2009 23:47
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2014 22:25
Uncontrolled Keywords: community of practice; research supervision
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6049

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