Supervising Student Research (Ba/MSc thesis)

In this course, supervisors work on expanding their own repertoire and gaining insight in their style and possibilities. We offer tools and guidelines for implementing personal supervising strategies, like giving effective feedback, differentiating in guidance, for assessment, and for dealing with frequently occurring problems such as motivating students, dealing with delay and so on.

Start date(s): 
Spring 2020
Time investment: 
4 meetings of 3 hours and self-study
Location: 
Utrecht, Science Park (De Uithof)
Provider: 
Onderwijsadvies & Training
Fee: This fee is exempt from VAT
€900,- (UU/UMC staff); €1060,- (other participants), literature included.
Extra information: 

This course also has a Dutch variant. A customized course is possible.

Supervising student research is a complicated process. What is the best way to supervise a bachelor or master thesis depends on many factors: the abilities of the student, the type of research, the research phase (the startup, data collection/ analysis, the final writing part) and of course the abilities of the supervisor. In this course, participants will work on expanding their own repertoire and gaining insight in their style and possibilities. We offer tools and guidelines for implementing personal supervising strategies, like giving effective feedback, differentiating in guidance, and for dealing with frequently occurring problems such as motivating students, dealing with delay and so on. Besides our expertise derived from empirical research, we use ‘good practices’ and participants’ own experiences as a main resource. At the end of the course participants are able to apply effective supervising strategies in various circumstances and use their time efficiently.

Literature

The main literature used in the course:

  • Kearns, H. & Finn, J. (2017). Supervising PhD Students. A practical guide and toolkit. Adelaide: ThinkWell.
  • Heinze Oost (2004). Een onderzoek begeleiden. Baarn: HB Uitgevers.

A certificate is awarded upon successful completion with active participation: all assignments are finished and all meetings attended.

Note: PhD candidates and other teachers of the UU faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences should contact Kathelijn Korver (HR, FSW) before application.

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