PhD Course - Supervision for PhD students
Hans Joachim Backe, Associate Professor, ITU
Nina Patricia Houe, PhD Fellow, ITU
Lecturer: Hans Joachim Backe, Associate Professor, ITU
Date of the course: 16 December 2019
Course description: The course focuses on how faculty provide project and thesis supervision in practice, and the course is for PhD students who want a formal introduction to supervision practices. The course presents and discusses the phases, issues and roles involved in project and thesis supervision. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on how they might continue to improve and develop as supervisors in an academic context. The course also touches upon legislation and regulations around master thesis projects.
Format: The course will take form as a lecture with exercises.
Course topics will cover:
- Quick reference to ITU's information to students on ITU student
- Introduction to four different supervisor roles (situated perspectives)
- Discussion of phases and issues related to supervision
Intended learning outcomes:
- Describe key concepts related to project and thesis supervision
- Analyze and compare supervisor roles
- Begin to apply regulations and theoretical concepts in own supervision of projects and thesis
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Jørgensen, P. S. & L. Rienecker. 2015. “Text in supervision – supervising on texts”. In Rienecker, L. P. S. Jørgensen, J. Dolin & G. H. Ingerslev (eds.): University teaching and learning. Samfundsliteratur, Specialtrykkeriet Viborg.
Nicol, D. J. & Macfarlane-Dick, D. 2006. “Formative assessment and self-regulated learning: A model and seven principles of good feedback practice”. In Studies in Higher Education, Vol 31(2), 199-218.
Wichmann-Hansen, G. & T. Wirenfeldt Jensen. 2015. “Supervision - Process management and communication”. In Rienecker, L. P. S. Jørgensen, J. Dolin & G. H. Ingerslev (eds.): University teaching and learning. Samfundsliteratur, Specialtrykkeriet Viborg, 2015.
10.00-12:00 Hans Joachim Backe lectures
12:00-13:00 Exercises and feedback
Exam: A written 2-3 page assignment, consisting of a supervisor statement, a model supervision agreement, and a reflection piece on further factors of supervision practices.
Prerequisites: Any PhD student enrolled at ITU can participate
Credits: 1 ECTS
Amount of hours the student is expected to use on the course:
Preparation: 25 (with exam)
How to sign up: Write a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (Nina)