Supporting MA students: A group supervision model

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  • Increased rapport between students, and students and supervisors Sign mou at beginning of each year – clarity on roles and responsibilities, expectations UJ regulations
  • Present at annual ATL conference
  • Formal and informal skills-focused workshops
  • Six students completed: three over 70%, two high sixties, one over 60%. Currently 12 students: 3 near completion, 3 starting. One fall-out in four years.

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  • 1. SUPPORTING MA-STUDENTS: A group supervision model http://www.flickr.com/photos/hippie/2596821107/ Carina van Rooyen Department of Anthropology and Development Studies, UJ Presentation to the Post-graduate supervision forum 7 October 2010 at UJ
  • 2. SHARING OUR EXPERIENCES OF GROUP SUPERVISION OF MA-STUDENTS
  • 3. “ There are often no right or wrong answers, but there are a range of approaches from which we can choose” ~ Anne Lee
  • 4.
    • Group supervisions of MA-students that jointly and individually supervise
    • Still individual one-on-one supervision also
  • 5. Mix of new students, with fieldwork students, with write-up students
  • 6.
    • Community of practice
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/antphotos/3489600094/ “ My classroom is now a community of inquiry where knowledge emerges from conversation” ~ Konrad Glogowski
  • 7. Value of network Source: Weller
  • 8.
    • Create intellectual climate
  • 9. Support group
    • Academic matters
    N on-academic problems &
  • 10.  
  • 11. Pressure group http://www.flickr.com/photos/42903611@N00/387761039/
  • 12.
    • (Source: Ken Blanchard & Paul Hersey – Situational leadership)
  • 13.  
  • 14.
    • Approachable
  • 15.  
  • 16.
    • caring
  • 17.  
  • 18. Humour and fun http://allfunny.net/pics/crazykids/crazy-kids-8.jpg
  • 19. Empower students to drive the agenda (Source of photo: Downes 2009)
  • 20. Draw on our own experiences
  • 21.
    • Reflecting
  • 22.
    • Wiki for MA Tuesday group
    Source of photo: Weller
  • 23.
    • Acknowledgement in one of MA dissertations
    • “ To the Tuesday afternoon master’s group: It was always a pleasure to chat, and share ideas and receive encouragement.”
  • 24. Not yet a convincing solution for full-time working students
  • 25. For future: More use of social media & promoting PLE/PLN http://old-picture.com
  • 26. Your thoughts?
  • 27. Acknowledgements
    • If not acknowledged in slides, photos are from google images
    • Downes S 2009 Learning 2.0: Learning today and tomorrow. Presentation on 6 April
    • Lee A 2008 New approaches to postgraduate supervision and supervisor development. Available online at http://www.srhe.ac.uk/downloads/Anne_Lee_presentation_230608.ppt
    • Wheller M Thinking about digital scholarship.