Thesis supervision is increasingly seen as a form of teaching – possibly the most subtle and complex that academics engage in. This seminar sets out to discuss some of the challenges involved in providing skillful supervision to doctoral students. Different supervisory approaches and styles will be presented, highlighting the different relationships, roles, and expectations that each entails. The seminar will draw on the relevant research and literature on doctoral supervision, as well as on the experience of participants and specially invited local and international resource persons, in order to increase awareness of good practice, and to develop the skills required to manage the supervisory process successfully.
This seminar is open to academics, in particular those who are new to doctoral supervision. The number of participants will be limited to 30.