n South African Journal of Higher Education - Postgraduate supervision : for better or for worse?

Volume 21, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-3487



The of this article is to articulate my systematic and critical reflection on my supervision of postgraduate students and the changed actions that I adopted, based on my self-reflection, in an attempt to improve the quality of my supervision practice and scholarship. The frustrations I often experienced over my years of supervision of Masters and Doctoral students, infused in me a desire for better practices. The of an improved supervision practice lays in my elicited critical awareness of my own supervision practice, a positive relationship with my postgraduate students, mutual professional growth and scholarship, as well as the emancipation of postgraduate students.

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