Research Higher Degree Supervision (EDPR6001)


This unit aims to provide professional and scholarly academic development and training in research higher degree supervision through a flexible learning mode. You will gain most from it if you are actively engaged in the supervision of research students or contemplate being so in the near future. The unit is also designed to support you in developing a coherent and scholarly account of your practice as a supervisor. It introduces you to the scholarly literature on postgraduate pedagogy and supervision development in order for you to take a pro-active approach to the challenges and changes in the relationship. The unit also helps to develop your skills as a research higher degree supervisor and provides you with opportunities to practise those skills. By the end of the unit, you will have understood the necessity in taking a critically reflective approach to your supervision practice.

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independent online study and 1x4000wd independent project (100%)

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.