Time for a Change
Edited by Marilena Antoniadou and Mark Crowder
Chapter 10: Providing research supervision: a personal polemic
Based on experience as an academic providing research supervision for over 30 years, this chapter analyses what the author considers to be significant changes in that aspect of academic work. The chapter examines the experiences of research supervision in the past, compares those to the present and uses the comparison to speculate on future changes. As part of the examination, various contexts of supervision as well as principles of good practice are suggested. In addition, the chapter argues that the changing nature of higher education institutions from places that once valued academic freedom into risk averse and managerialist organisations, has been and will continue to be the greatest influence on how research supervision is provided to students.
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