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Exploring Significant Issues in Supporting Postgraduate Research Supervision through Participation in an Inter-Institutional Learning Community

14 July 2011
13:30 - 14:30

Date :

14 July 2011

Time :

13:30 – 14:30

Presenters :

Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan, University of KwaZulu-Natal


Transformative Education/al Studies (TES) is an inter-institutional three-year (2011-2013) project led by researchers from the Durban University of Technology (DUT), Walter Sisulu University (WSU) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and funded by a grant from the National Research Foundation. This innovative project aims to facilitate the development of postgraduate researcher and supervisor capacity through participation in an inter-institutional learning community of academic staff who are pursuing and supervising Masters and Doctoral degrees using the approach of self-study of educational practice.  


This seminar will present work-in-progress in response to a key research question that underpins the first year of the TES project: What are emerging significant issues in supporting postgraduate research supervision through participation in an inter-institutional learning community? Drawing on the growing body of academic work that explores how taking a collaborative and social approach to working with postgraduate research students can enhance their research capacity, this presentation will take a self-study of practice approach to explore the potential value and challenges of supporting supervisors through an inter-institutional learning community of postgraduate research.


The presentation from the seminar is now available for download


The audio presentation from this seminar is available for download



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