Fast supervision: changing supervisory practice in changing times

Green, P and Usher, R 2003, 'Fast supervision: changing supervisory practice in changing times', Studies in Continuing Education, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 38-50.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Fast supervision: changing supervisory practice in changing times
Author(s) Green, P
Usher, R
Year 2003
Journal name Studies in Continuing Education
Volume number 25
Issue number 1
Start page 38
End page 50
Total pages 12
Publisher Carfax Publishing
Abstract In a context where timely completions are paramount and where the nature of research degrees is shifting dramatically, research supervision has become the focus of research and debate. This paper will consider, first, the changing research environment brought about by the research performance regime in Australia and, second, changes in the nature of research degrees consequent on shifts in the way legitimate knowledge is recognised. It will be argued that the research process and its outcomes now exemplify a crossing of borders hitherto considered impermeable and unchanging, such as the written thesis, disciplinary accountability, and research unbounded by time, with ramifications for research supervision both conceptually and in practice. This paper will present a blending of theoretical and practical positions and an examination of challenges for the future with a view to extending and enhancing the current debate on research supervision.
DOI - identifier 10.1080/0158037032000082128
Copyright notice ©2003 Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISSN 0158-037X
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