• Description:

    Together with the PhD School at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences at SDU, the Doctoral School of Social Sciences offers a 2-day course for PhD supervisors. The collaboration ensures discussions among a larger group of social science peers. 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

  • Lecturers: Søren S.E. Bengtsen is Associate Professor in supervision and mentoring in higher education, at the Danish School of Education (DPU), Aarhus University. Same place, he is the Co-Director of the research centre ‘Centre for Higher Education Futures’ (CHEF). 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. 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, DUN).Further, Bengsten 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).

  • ECTS:

  • Time: 25- 26 February 2021

  • Place: ONLINE

  • Number of seats:

  • Deadline: 26 January 2021

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