Monthly Archives: November 2011

Advancing your research supervision by being in a community of practice

The notion of a community of practice is often credited to Etienne Wenger (1998: page 2). It involves groups of practitioners coming together to learn and share their practice. A community of practice defines itself along three dimensions: What it … Continue reading

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Being Mentored

Mentoring involves an experienced practitioner guiding a novice or less experienced practitioner. The practice has evolved from the medieval master-apprentice approach to learning and has emerged in many different practices. With research supervision, the practice of mentoring mirrors the research … Continue reading

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Practicing and reflecting on the practice of research supervision.

Any professional practice can benefit from reflective practice. Finding the time to reflect is always the challenge. Research supervision is the same. The most profound way to advance your practice of research supervision is to make time to reflect on … Continue reading

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