EDPR 6001 - Research Higher Degree Supervision

Coordinator: Professor Keith Trigwell

Please note:

Satisfactorily completing this unit of study (EDPR 6001: Research Higher Degree Supervision) is one way to fulfil the University’s requirements for being placed on the supervisor register. (For more details, see sections 10-13 of the document entitled ‘Supervision of Higher Degree by Research Students Policy 2013’, which can be found here.)

However, the preferred route to being placed on the register is to complete the online Foundations of Research Supervision. For more details, click here.

Unit outline: Download full unit outline (pdf file)

This unit aims to provide professional and scholarly academic development and training in research higher degree supervision through a flexible learning mode. You will gain most from it if you are actively engaged in the supervision of research students or contemplate being so in the near future. The unit is also designed to support you in developing a coherent and scholarly account of your practice as a supervisor. It introduces you to the scholarly literature on postgraduate pedagogy and supervision development in order for you to take a pro-active approach to the challenges and changes in the relationship. The unit also helps to develop your skills as a research higher degree supervisor and provides you with opportunities to practise those skills. By the end of the unit, you will have understood the necessity in taking a critically reflective approach to your supervision practice.