Approaches to Supervision
I am putting this under ‘Research Methods’ although it’s really about supervisory cultures/approaches. I am currently reading the following book:
Lee, Anna (2012!). Successful research supervision: advising students doing research. London and New York, Routledge.
In it, Lee identifies five (potentially interconnected) supervisory approaches as follows:
- (institutionally-oriented) functional (relating to Code sof Practice, contractual obligations, organisational matters Panels etc);
- supporting enculturation;
- developing critical thinking;
- enabling emancipation; and
- creating a relationship.
For example, under Developing Critical Thinking, she has four aspects:
- an understanding of different beliefs about knowledge and an ability to assess statements in relation to these beliefs;
- an ability to define and evaluate the argument in a manner appropriate tro the relevant discipline(s);
- an ablity to solve problems in a logical manner;
an ability to reflect metacognitively on performance.
I might add more detail to this summary if it is of interest to anyone.
I wonder which of the five approaches you detect in your supervisory relationships? And this matches with what we think we might be doing …..