Monthly Archives: October 2016

Working with your supervisor: follow-up 4

Your question about the likelihood of getting a supervisor who is an expert in the precise area of the student’s research area piqued my interest. (Forgive my informal tone as I’m on a long-distance bus armed only with an iPad-mini … Continue reading

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Working with your supervisor: follow-up 3

Your state that a concern you have is that your future supervisor may not be culturally aware of the Chinese situation well enough to advise you. I have entertained similar thoughts, but mainly in reference to the required reading resources … Continue reading

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Working with your supervisor: follow-up 2

Thanks for sharing the Byron (Byron, n.d.) slides on creativity. The SCAMPER framework (Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify, Put to other uses, Eliminate and Reverse) contains many useful questions that allow for a developmental approach to a situation. Perhaps Byron’s framework … Continue reading

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Working with your supervisor: follow-up 1

Thanks for introducing me to Styles and Radloff’s (2001) synergistic thesis of supervisor-student relations. Their work fits within the tradition of reflection and mirrors much of the literature into reflexive practices in adult learning. At the core of Styles and … Continue reading

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Working with your thesis supervisor

The UofLiverpool online EdD programme makes serious attempts to cover both the intellectual development requirements of students and deal with their practical needs. These so-called ‘masterclasses’ often try to encompass both aspects simultaneously. This is done by selecting a topic … Continue reading

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