The Routledge Doctoral Supervisor's Companion

Supporting Effective Research in Education and the Social Sciences


Author: Melanie Walker,Pat Thomson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113697170X

Category: Education

Page: 300

View: 1954

Accompanying The Routledge Doctoral Student’s Companion this book examines what it means to be a doctoral student in education and the social sciences, providing a guide for those supervising students. Exploring the key role and pedagogical challenges that face supervisors in students’ personal development, the contributors outline the research capabilities which are essential for confidence, quality and success in doctorate level research. Providing guidance about helpful resources and methodological support, the chapters: frame important questions within the history of debates act as a road map through international literatures make suggestions for good practice raise important questions and provide answers to key pedagogical issues provide advice on enabling students’ scholarly careers and identities. While there is no one solution to ideal supervision, this wide-ranging text offers resources that will help supervisors develop their own personal approach to supervision. Ideal for all supervisors whether assisting part-time of full-time students, it is also highly suitable for helping academics to support international students who confront Western doctoral traditions and academic cultures, helping both supervisor and student to understand why things are as they are.

Postgraduate Supervision

Future foci for the knowledge society


Author: Magda Fourie-Malherbe,Ruth Albertyn,Eli Bitzer


ISBN: 1928357210

Category: Education

Page: 437

View: 4400

The 24 chapters contained in this volume provide diverse but also congruent perspectives on future foci for research into postgraduate education and supervision in the knowledge society. The chapters move from deliberations on challenges for postgraduate supervision at macro level (such as the pressure to increase postgraduate output and the implications of increasingly managerialist institutions) to meso level matters (the form and function of postgraduate education in specific countries) to the micro (rich case studies of individual institutions, programmes and supervisors).

Whisperings from the Corridors

Stories of Teachers in Higher Education


Author: Susanne Garvis,Rachael Dwyer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9462091641

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 8084

This book is intended to illuminate the experiences of teachers working in higher education, the tensions they face in working in an increasingly complex professional landscape. Higher teaching loads, increased expectations of research output, and changing social and economic structures that shape the way students view their tertiary education have a profound affect on university teachers’ work. The pages of this volume are filled with the stories of teachers in universities that allow the reader to look deeply into the complexities of their work. We and the other authors do not pretend that the stories told here are representative of all university teachers, that they are in any way generalisable, but that others may learn from the knowledge that is shared.

Enhancing the Doctoral Experience

A Guide for Supervisors and their International Students


Author: Steve Hutchinson,Helen Lawrence

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351939971

Category: Study Aids

Page: 296

View: 3404

One of the major intangible benefits associated with the postgraduate research experience is precisely that: the experience. And more specifically, for an increasing number of international research students: the British doctoral experience. This experience is often largely defined and shaped by their relationship with, and support from, their supervisor. Enhancing the Doctoral Experience brings together the authors’ experience and research, frameworks and models as well as pragmatic feedback and understanding. This synthesis of scholarly theory and pragmatic sampling has produced a book that provides a scaffold for students and supervisors to have conversations about their expectations; to discuss what supervision is; to articulate clearly what both parties need in order for a successful relationship to occur, and to build a mutually beneficial endeavour. In many cases, these conversations can be complicated by cultural and linguistic differences so the text explicitly addresses these and other sources of misunderstanding. Against a challenging background of growing numbers of students but also increasing pressures on time and costs, Enhancing the Doctoral Experience offers an approach to improve the effectiveness of the doctoral student and increase the professionalization of research supervision. It does so by providing both with an awareness of, and a toolkit to approach, student diversity.

The Routledge Doctoral Student's Companion

Getting to Grips with Research in Education and the Social Sciences


Author: Pat Thomson,Melanie Walker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136975144

Category: Education

Page: 440

View: 2659

This book addresses a set of interlocking and overlapping big questions that ‘sit’ behind the plethora of doctoral advice texts and run through the practice of knowledge/identity work.

Writing Groups for Doctoral Education and Beyond

Innovations in practice and theory


Author: Claire Aitchison,Cally Guerin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135049157

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 9594

Writing is the principal means by which doctoral candidature is monitored and measured; this, combined with the growing tendency to use publications as proxy measures of individual and institutional productivity, underlines the centrality of writing in academia. One of the central questions for scholars in higher education, therefore, is ‘How do we make writing happen?’, and it is this question which the book seeks to answer. The book provides detailed illustrations of collaborative writing pedagogies which are powerfully enabling, and through theoretical and conceptual interrogation of these practices, the authors point the way for individuals as well as institutions to establish writing groups that are lively, responsive and context-specific. Key topics include: new pedagogical responses for increased writing productivity and the ‘push to publish’; innovations for supporting academic writing quality, confidence and output; scaffolding the thesis writing process; new theoretical explorations of collaborative writing approaches; writing group formulations and pedagogical approaches; writing groups for non-native speakers of English; writing as women in higher education. A particular strength of this book is that it showcases the potential of writing groups for advanced academic writing by pulling together a unique mix of authors and scholarly approaches, representing a wide range of new theoretical and pedagogical frames from diverse countries. Writing Groups for Doctoral Education and Beyond will be attractive to academics seeking new ways to advance their writing productivity, doctoral students, their supervisors and those who are tasked with the job of supporting them through the completion and dissemination of their research.


Language in the City


Author: Alastair Pennycook,Emi Otsuji

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317530314

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 206

View: 5009

This book is about language and the city. Pennycook and Otsuji introduce the notion of ‘metrolingualism’, showing how language and the city are deeply involved in a perpetual exchange between people, history, migration, architecture, urban landscapes and linguistic resources. Cities and languages are in constant change, as new speakers with new repertoires come into contact as a result of globalization and the increased mobility of people and languages. Metrolingualism sheds light on the ordinariness of linguistic diversity as people go about their daily lives, getting things done, eating and drinking, buying and selling, talking and joking, drawing on whatever linguistic resources are available. Engaging with current debates about multilingualism, and developing a new way of thinking about language, the authors explore language within a number of contemporary urban situations, including cafés, restaurants, shops, streets, construction sites and other places of work, in two diverse cities, Sydney and Tokyo. This is an invaluable look at how people of different backgrounds get by linguistically. Metrolingualism: Language in the city will be of special interest to advanced undergraduate/postgraduate students and researchers of sociolinguistics and applied linguistics.

The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing


Author: Tonette S. Rocco,Timothy Gary Hatcher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470949214

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 2757

The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing is a groundbreaking resource that offers emerging and experienced scholars from all disciplines a comprehensive review of the essential elements needed to craft scholarly papers and other writing suitable for submission to academic journals. The authors discuss the components of different types of manuscripts, explain the submission process, and offer readers suggestions for working with editors and coauthors, dealing with rejection, and rewriting and resubmitting their work. They include advice for developing quality writing skills, outline the fundamentals of a good review, and offer guidance for becoming an excellent manuscript reviewer. "One of those rare books that will teach you something new every time you pick it up. It belongs on the desks of emerging scholars and writing professors everywhere."—Nancy L. Zimpher, chancellor, The State University of New York "Rocco and Hatcher have done every scholar, doctoral student, and committee chair a huge favor by putting this book together. Now in one place we can find resources to help graduate students and scholars get over their writing blocks and fear of writing, and learn how to write successfully."—Alan L. Carsrud, Loretta Rogers Chair of Entrepreneurship Research, Ryerson University, and associate editor, Journal of Small Business Management "This handbook performs a valuable service by collecting the wisdom of scholars from different disciplines and countries and offering publishing guidance that is both rigorous and systematic. Everyone who writes for scholarly publication will benefit from the insights provided by this book."—Tom Radko, editor, Journal of Scholarly Publishing

Detox Your Writing

Strategies for doctoral researchers


Author: Pat Thomson,Barbara Kamler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317283503

Category: Education

Page: 226

View: 8912

There are a number of books which aim to help doctoral researchers write the PhD. This book offers something different - the scholarly detox. This is not a faddish alternative, it’s not extreme. It’s a moderate approach intended to gently interrupt old ways of doing things and establish new habits and orientations to writing the PhD. The book addresses the problems that most doctoral researchers experience at some time during their candidature – being unclear about their contribution, feeling lost in the literature, feeling like an imposter, not knowing how to write with authority, wanting to edit rather than revise. Each chapter addresses a problem, suggests an alternative framing, and then offers strategies designed to address the real issue. Detox Your Writing is intended to be a companionable work book – something doctoral researchers can use throughout their doctorate to ask questions about taken-for-granted ways of writing and reading, and to develop new and effective approaches. The authors’ distinctive approach to doctoral writing mobilises the rich traditions of linguistic scholarship, as well as the literatures on scholarly identity formation. Building on years of expertise they place their emphasis both on tools and techniques as well as the discursive practices of becoming a scholar. The authors provide a wide repertoire of strategies that doctoral researchers can select from, rather than a linear lock step progression through a set of exercises. The book is a toolkit but a far from prescriptive one. It shows that there are many routes to developing a personal academic voice and identity and a well-crafted text. With points for reflection alongside examples from a broad range of disciplines, the book offers thinking tools, writing tools, linguistic tools, and reading tools which are relevant to all stages of doctoral research. This practical text can be used in all university doctoral training and composition and writing courses. However, it is not a dry how-to-do–it manual that ignores debates or focuses solely on the mechanical at the expense of the lived experience of doctoral research. It provides a practical, theorised, real-world, guide to postgraduate writing.

Amartya Sen's Capability Approach and Social Justice in Education


Author: Melanie Walker,Elaine Unterhalter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230604811

Category: Education

Page: 277

View: 3684

This compelling book introduces Nobel laureate Amartya Sen's capability approach and explores its significance for theory, policy and practice in education. The book looks particularly at questions concerning the education of children, gender equality, and higher education. Contributors hail from the UK, USA, Australia, Italy and Mexico.

The Routledge Companion to Research in the Arts


Author: Michael Biggs,Henrik Karlsson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136897925

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

View: 6354

The Routledge Companion to Research in the Arts is a major collection of new writings on research in the creative and performing arts by leading authorities from around the world. It provides theoretical and practical approaches to identifying, structuring and resolving some of the key issues in the debate about the nature of research in the arts which have surfaced during the establishment of this subject over the last decade. Contributions are located in the contemporary intellectual environment of research in the arts, and more widely in the universities, in the strategic and political environment of national research funding, and in the international environment of trans-national cooperation and communication. The book is divided into three principal sections – Foundations, Voices and Contexts – each with an introduction from the editors highlighting the main issues, agreements and debates in each section. The Routledge Companion to Research in the Arts addresses a wide variety of concepts and issues, including: the diversity of views on what constitutes arts-based research and scholarship, what it should be, and its potential contribution the trans-national communication difficulties arising from terminological and ontological differences in arts-based research traditional and non-traditional concepts of knowledge, their relationship to professional practice, and their outcomes and audiences a consideration of the role of written, spoken and artefact-based languages in the formation and communication of understandings. This comprehensive collection makes an original and significant contribution to the field of arts-based research by setting down a framework for addressing these, and other, topical issues. It will be essential reading for research managers and policy-makers in research councils and universities, as well as individual researchers, research supervisors and doctoral candidates.

Methoden der Tanzwissenschaft

Modellanalysen zu Pina Bauschs »Le Sacre du Printemps/Das Frühlingsopfer«


Author: Gabriele Brandstetter,Gabriele Klein

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839426510

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 354

View: 7463

»Le Sacre du Printemps/Das Frühlingsopfer« von Pina Bausch ist in diesem interdisziplinären Band der gemeinsame und die Texte verbindende Analysegegenstand, um zentrale methodische Zugänge der bewegungs- und tanzwissenschaftlichen Forschung aufzuzeigen. Der in einer überarbeiteten und ergänzten Neuauflage erscheinende Sammelband stellt kultur-, sozial- und geisteswissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf Bauschs Jahrhundertchoreografie vor und dient so als methodische »Werkzeugkiste« der tanzwissenschaftlichen Forschung im deutschsprachigen und angelsächsischen Raum. Mit Beiträgen von Peter M. Boenisch, Gabriele Brandstetter, Stephan Brinkmann, Michael Diers, Mark Franko, Stephanie Jordan, Gabriele Klein, Dieter Mersch, Gerald Siegmund, Hans-Georg Soeffner, Jürgen Raab und Christina Thurner.

Supervision in Social Work


Author: Alfred Kadushin,Daniel Harkness

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231525397

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

View: 8664

First published in 1976, Supervision in Social Work has become an essential text for social work educators and students, detailing the state of the field and the place, function, and challenges of supervision in social work practice. This fifth edition takes into account the sizable number of articles and books published on supervision since 2002. Changes in public health and social welfare policy have intensified concern about the social work supervision of licensed practitioners. Tax and spending limitations at all levels of government, combined with the unfolding effects of welfare reform and managed health care, have increasingly emphasized the need for the efficient and accountable administration of health and social services in the private and public sectors. This edition confronts issues raised by these developments, including budgetary allocation and staff management, the problems of worker burnout and safety, the changing demographics and growing diversity of the supervising workforce, evidence-based and licensure supervision, and performance appraisal.

Successful Research Supervision

Advising Students Doing Research


Author: Anne Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415663520


Page: 200

View: 5099

" a fabulous resource for graduate advisors"ãeeEric Mazur, Harvard University Successful Research Supervision offers a research-based practical framework for academics to be able to examine and further develop their effectiveness as research supervisors. Research supervisors working in all levels of higher education must ensure that their students gain efficiencies from working as part of an effective cohort and develop high levels of interdisciplinary understanding and critical thought. To impart these disciplines effectively is essential for any successful research supervisor. From helping researchers to begin to managing a project through to successful completion, this book guides the reader through a series of exercises to identify their individual strengths and weaknesses and then provides theoretically sound advice in a practical and easy to use format. Successful Research Supervision is full of examples of the best practice from outstanding scientists, social scientists and humanities supervisors from both the UK and the USA. This book will encourage and help academics to: Expand their own repertoire and array of actions and responses, thus giving them the flexibility to meet different situations with ease and confidence Identify the optimum combination of approaches to best fit individual students Understand the influence of their own value and experiences in the choice of their approach to research students Be able to choose the most appropriate combination of approaches for a particular curriculum or project Employ a neutral language for developing and assisting others It also provides policy makers and curriculum designers with practical guidelines for evaluating their work. Anne Lee is an independent academic and was Senior Academic Development Adviser at the University of Surrey

Physik als Kunst

Die Poetisierung der Elektrizität um 1800


Author: Benjamin Specht

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3484971584

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 458

View: 5231

No physical discipline had more expectations attached to it around 1800 than the study of electricity. The literary and philosophical avant-garde of the 1790s took an active part in the debate on its ideological status. The transfer between literature and science, which was by no means only one-way, succeeds through a concept of symbol developed by authors such as Novalis and Wilhelm Ritter in their engagement with the philosophy of their age. However, this synergy soon becomes the problem rather than its solution, as in the case of Kleist, for example.

The Counselor's Companion

What Every Beginning Counselor Needs to Know


Author: Jocelyn Gregoire,Christin Jungers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135599564

Category: Psychology

Page: 864

View: 8372

Students and recent graduates of counseling and human services programs will consider The Counselor’s Companion an indispensible tool to enhance professional practice, knowledge, and skill. The text is a reference-style resource that provides new counselors with a way to bridge the gap between what they learned in the classroom and the challenges they will meet in their practice. Beginning counselors will find concise answers to common questions that will likely arise in the course of their professional development and a reliable reference “companion” as they embark on their careers in the profession. This volume features contributions from counselor educators and professionals in the field, guided largely by the core-curriculum of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Program (CACREP). Information is presented in brief form, making the main points of each section concise, clear, visible, and easily accessible. Readers are also introduced to cutting-edge areas of research.

Tango in Translation

Tanz zwischen Medien, Kulturen, Kunst und Politik


Author: Gabriele Klein

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839412048

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 306

View: 6784

Tango ist Translation. Die in diesem Buch versammelten Texte beschäftigen sich mit unterschiedlichen Übertragungsbewegungen des Tangos. Sie untersuchen Tanzstile und Tanzerfahrungen, szenespezifische Rituale, diskursive Strategien und Geschlechterverhältnisse in verschiedenen lokalen Tangokulturen sowie Parodien als grenzüberschreitende Übertragungen in Tanzkunst und populären Tango-Tänzen. Die Texte zeigen, dass Übertragungsbewegungen, ob zwischen den Kulturen, innerhalb einer Tanzszene oder auch zwischen einzelnen ästhetischen Medien wie Tanz, Bild und Text, weder einen einheitlichen Ursprung haben noch linear verlaufen oder als Kopien eines vermeintlichen Originals zu deuten sind. Vielmehr wird die These plausibilisiert, dass Übertragungsbewegungen immer brüchig und fragil sind und transformieren, wenn sie in neue Kontexte gestellt und mit unterschiedlichen lebensweltlichen oder politischen Bedeutungen aufgeladen werden. Das Buch leistet einen Beitrag zur internationalen Tangoforschung und zugleich zu einer kultur-, sozial- und politikwissenschaftlich ausgerichteten Tanzforschung, die Tango als Feld einer das Politische und Soziale implizierenden transkulturellen körperlichen und subjektiven Erfahrung sichtbar macht.