Experiencing Master’s Supervision: Perspectives of International Students a...
Experiencing Master’s Supervision: Perspectives of International Students and their Supervisors (Routledge, 2017), by Nigel Harwood and Bojana Petrić
Time: 9 December 2016, 18:00-19:00pm
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About the book
Master’s degree programmes are on the rise, attracting growing numbers of international students who speak English as a second or additional language. Experiencing Master’s Supervision: Perspectives of International Students and their Supervisors explores the experiences of supervising and being supervised at Master’s level, charting the difficulties and joys of learning for second language speakers of English while based at a UK university.
The authors report the findings of a year of studying both supervisees and their supervisors in four different departments in the social sciences and humanities at a UK research-intensive university. Using a multiple case study approach, and examining supervision in its natural context, this book presents rich descriptions of five case studies: three student-supervisor dyads and two cases of individual students. Analysing rich, first-hand narratives, chapters identify key aspects of satisfaction and dissatisfaction through the eyes of the participants, focusing upon expectations, supervision styles, feedback and students’ support networks, and discussing the broader implications for university and departmental policy makers, responsible for guidelines and requirements.
About the event
In this book launch hosted by the Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication, Birkbeck, the authors, Nigel Harwood (Sheffield) and Bojana Petrić (Birkbeck), will present the book and discuss some of the central issues it raises. They will be joined by Professor Joan Turner (Goldsmiths) and Dr Julio Gimenez (Westminster). The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session and a reception.
About the speakers
Nigel Harwood is Reader in applied linguistics at the University of Sheffield. Bojana Petrić is Senior Lecturer in TESOL in the Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication at Birkbeck, University of London. Joan Turner is Professor Emeritus in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. Julio Gimenez is Head of Westminster Professional Language Centre, University of Westminster, London.
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