n South African Journal of Higher Education - 'Walking our talk' : exploring supervision of postgraduate self-study research through metaphor drawing
|Article Title||'Walking our talk' : exploring supervision of postgraduate self-study research through metaphor drawing|
|© Publisher:||Higher Education South Africa (HESA)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Higher Education|
|Affiliations||1 University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2 University of KwaZulu-Natal, 3 University of KwaZulu-Natal, 4 University of KwaZulu-Natal, 5 University of KwaZulu-Natal, 6 Walter Sisulu University, 7 Durban University of Technology, 8 Durban University of Technology and 9 Human Sciences Research Council|
|Publication Date||Jan 2014|
|Pages||639 - 659|
|Keyword(s)||Critical friends, Metaphor drawing, Postgraduate research supervision, Reflexivity, Self-study and Visual methods|
The authors of this article portray their learning as a group of eight academics who met to examine the roles and relationships of supervisors of postgraduate self-study research. In the article, they represent how through a metaphor-drawing activity they were able collectively to rethink their experiences and understandings of becoming and being supervisors of postgraduate self-study students. They used a metaphor-drawing activity to gain further understanding of self-study supervision, while also learning more about how visual methods can assist in self-study research. Significantly, in their drawings the supervisor was portrayed as a partner working with the student during the supervision process, rather than as a provider of expert knowledge. Through collaborative interactions and sharing of their personal images of supervision of postgraduate self-study research with critical friends, they were able to reconsider their practices in a reflexive manner that provided insight into possibilities for enhancing their supervisory roles and relationships.
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