• Description:

    The Doctoral School of Social Sciences offers a 2-day course for PhD supervisors. The course is targeted both new supervisors and experienced supervisors.

    The course is a process course that takes as its starting point the doctoral supervisors’ understandings of their role and place in the organization through establishing

    1. What forms of pedagogy are embedded in different supervisor and student roles 
    2. An understanding of how the supervisor role evolves over time
    3. An awareness of organisational and environmental dimensions that influence doctoral supervision
    4. Practical tools to facilitate and cope with troublesome areas
  • Organizer: Doctoral School of Social Sciences
  • Lecturer:

    Søren S.E. Bengtsen is Associate Professor in supervision and mentoring in higher education, at the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media, Aarhus University. Same place, he is the Deputy Director of the research centre ‘Centre for Higher Education Futures’. Bengtsen has designed and taught the obligatory courses for all new doctoral supervisors and all new doctoral students at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University for the last 7 years, and he is the co-coordinator of the Module on ‘Supervision’ on the Teacher Training Programme (Adjunktpædagogikum), which is obligatory for all assistant professors at Aarhus University. Bengtsen is the co-founder of the two national special interest groups ‘Supervision and mentoring in higher education’ and ‘Higher education policy and practice’ under The Danish Network for Educational Development in Higher Education (Dansk Universitetspædagogisk Netværk).

    Further, Bengten is the co-founder and current Chair of the international academic association ‘Philosophy and Theory of Higher Education Society’. He has published widely within higher education, doctoral education, educational philosophy, and the philosophy of higher education. His recent books include Doctoral Supervision. Organization and Dialogue (Aarhus University Press, 2016), The Thinking University. A Philosophical Examination of Though and Higher Education (Co-edited with Ronald Barnett, Springer Publishing, 2018), Knowledge and the University. Re-claiming Life (co-authored with Ronald Barnett, Routledge, 2019), and The Hidden Curriculum in Doctoral Education (co-authored with Dely Elliot, Kay Guccione, and Sofie Kobayashi, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).

  • Time: 10-11 June 2020
  • Place: Aalborg University, Fibigerstræde 2, room 21, Aalborg

Program Day 1 - Doctoral supervision and the institutional context:

09.00-09.30 - Welcome and presentations

09.30-10.30 - Rules and regulations regarding doctoral supervision                             

10.30-10.45 - Break  

10.45-11.45 - Workshop 1: Doctoral supervision and the institutional context      

11.45-12.00 - Break

12.00-13.00 - Workshop 2: Supervisor wellbeing

Program Day 2 - Roles, relations, and responsibilities in doctoral supervision:

09.00-10.30 - Workshop 3: Roles and relations in doctoral supervision

10.30-10.45 - Break  

10.45-12.15 - Workshop 4: Communication and the supervisory dialogue      

12.15-12.30 - Break

12.30-13.00 - Closing reflection: Next steps and what to bring forward

Deadline for registration: 1 June 2020