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.
  • Supporting MA students: A group supervision model

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

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