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Title: ‘Walking our talk’ : exploring supervision of postgraduate self-study research through metaphor drawing
Authors: Pithouse-Morgan, K.
Chisanga, T. 
Meyiwa, Thenjiwe 
Muthukrishna, N.
Naicker, I.
Singh, L.
Van Laren, L.
Harrison, Liz
Keywords: Critical friends;Metaphor drawing;Postgraduate research supervision;Reflexivity;Self-study;Visual methods
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Unisa Press
Source: Van Laren, L.; Pithouse-Morgan, K.; Chisanga, T.; Harrison, L.; Meyiwa, T.; Muthukrishna, N.; Naicker, I and Singh, L. 2014. ‘Walking our talk’: Exploring supervision of postgraduate self-study research through metaphor drawing. South African Journal of Higher Education. 28(2): 639-659.
Journal: South African journal of higher education ItemCrisRefDisplayStrategy.journals.deleted.icon
Abstract: 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.
ISSN: 1011-3487
Appears in Collections:Research Publications (Academic Support)

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