PhD supervision seminar - for experienced PhD supervisors at AAU
October 23, 2019, Aalborg Campus
The course is aimed at experienced supervisors at the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences at AAU. It is a very intensive one-day course and the focus is on reflection on supervision style and learning from each other by sharing experiences. As preparation participants must write a supervision letter. The course language is English.
Teacher and facilitator: Mirjam Godskesen
Time: Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 9.00-16.00
Course secretary: Mette Bjerring, email@example.com
Target group: The seminar is directed at experienced PhD supervisors who have supervised at least 3 PhD students (1-2 can be co-supervision).
Form and content: Teaching at the course alternates between presentations, working with tools and methods, and exchanging experiences related to supervision. The following topics are included in the course:
- Theories and reflections on the supervisor role
- Critical moments and early warning signs
- Active listening
- Reading strategy
- Writing tools
- Tools to support alignment of expectations
Learning objectives: After completion of the course you will be able to:
- Reflect on your supervisory experiences in a more theoretical perspective
- Be aware of early warning signs
- Apply listening in a way that promotes development of independence
- Give feedback in a more constructive way
- Help your PhD student develop efficient reading and writing habits
- Align expectations in an explicit way
Preparation: Write a supervisor letter and send it to Mirjam@learning.aau.dk. Instructions will be sent to participants after registration. Deadline is October 9, 2019.
09.00-10.15 The supervisor role – does it change for the experienced supervisor?
10.30-12.00 Critical moments and active listening
Dynamics of the PhD process are presented and challenges in the supervision experience are explored in groups through active listening
12.45-14.15 Reading, writing and feedback
How can you help your PhD student make a reading strategy and develop good writing habits? And how do you give constructive feedback? Tools will be presented that might even be beneficial in your own work-life.
14.15-14.30 Coffee/the break
14.30-15.00 Aligning expectations
Different tools to align expectations are presented and participants discuss them in groups
15.00-16.00 Feedback on supervisor letters in groups and wrap up
- Teacher: Mirjam Godskesen