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    Helping international master’s students navigate dissertation supervision: research-informed discussion and awareness-raising activities

    Harwood, N. and Petric, Bojana (2018) Helping international master’s students navigate dissertation supervision: research-informed discussion and awareness-raising activities. Journal of International Students , ISSN 2166-3750. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    Drawing on a longitudinal case study of supervisees’ and supervisors’ experiences of master’s dissertation supervision in a UK university, we identify prominent themes emerging and use excerpts from our data to design pedagogic activities for teaching and learning staff to use in workshops with staff and students focused on supervisory practice. The activities ask discussants to consider experiential supervisory narratives involving students’ social networks, problems interpreting supervisors’ feedback, problems with differing supervisor/supervisee role expectations, and problems with supervisor-supervisee miscommunication. Each scenario is followed by our literature-informed commentary. We argue that these empirically informed, grounded awareness-raising activities will alert supervisors and supervisees to common problems experienced during supervisory journeys, and will encourage them to consider their own supervisory expectations and practices more deeply.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication
    Depositing User: Bojana Petric pantelic
    Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2018 09:40
    Last Modified: 29 Jul 2019 10:14
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/24820

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