Quality Assurance in Education: Volume 20 Issue 1


Table of contents - Special Issue: Research supervision: experiences, reflection, transformation

Guest Editors: Professor Pamela Green, Professor John Bowden

The paradox and fog of supervision: Site for the encounters and growth of praxis, persons and voices

Nita Cherry

Several paradoxes have been presented in the literature as inherent in supervision of doctoral students. The purpose of this paper is to explore these paradoxes and offer the…


Pedagogical concerns in doctoral supervision: a challenge for pedagogy

Margaret Zeegers, Deirdre Barron

The purpose of this paper is to focus on pedagogy as a crucial element in postgraduate research undertakings, implying active involvement of both student and supervisor in process…


Supervisor reflections on developing doctoralness in practice‐based doctoral students

Eddie Blass, Anne Jasman, Roger Levy

The purpose of this paper is to share the reflections of a group of five academics who started supervising practice‐based doctoral students at a similar time in the same…


Supervising doctorates at a distance: three trans‐Tasman stories

Martin Andrew

The purpose of this paper is to describe the challenges of post‐traditional, distance PhD supervision and suggest pedagogical interventions to bridge the distance. The paper…


E‐Portfolio for enhancing graduate research supervision

Quynh Le

E‐Portfolio is a powerful tool for demonstrating evidence of learning and achievements in graduate research. The purpose of this paper is to examine the concept, structure and…


Completion mindsets and contexts in doctoral supervision

Pam Green, John Bowden

Doctoral candidates are now located within a research context of performativity where the push to successfully complete in a timely manner is central. The purpose of this paper is…

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