The good supervisor
Wisker, G. (2005) The good supervisor Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 1-4039-0395-6
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This research based book explores theories and practices of supervision. Based on action research 1998-2004 research interviews with supervisors workshop work and literature reviewing in the subject with UK and international students and supervisors (qualitative, some quantitative research conducted with supervisors on Israeli PhD programmes, and in Australasia, UK), It develops theories and practices of supervisory dialogues, working with a diversity of learners, supervising stages of a research degree, masters or PhD. establishing research evidence based arguments for and examples of good practice in supervision. The book explores supervisor practices in helping students develop strategies of working, writing and defending their work orally at a conceptual level, preparing for the viva, skills development and publications beyond the PhD, building on published theories and supervisory practices discovered through interview and email questions it contributes new knowledge about communities of practice and the development of supervisory roles.
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