Thu./Fri. 4 & 5 December 2014
Researchers involved in supervision of doctoral candidates (or who are going to be involved in the future)
Be able to identify challenging phases of the PhD project and be aware of upcoming crises
Be able to reflect on your own supervision style in a broad perspective
Have new ideas for your supervision from exchanging experiences with other supervisors
Have acquired communicative tools for active listening and giving feedback
Identify the PhD students' strengths and weaknesses
Adapt the supervision process, so the PhD students’ learning is optimized, including taking account of intercultural dimensions in the supervision
Be able to clarify mutual expectations between you, the PhD student and other supervisors/people connected to the project
Awareness of strong and weak points as a supervisor
Insights into your PhD students' own perspectives
Active listening – learn how to listen to your PhD student
Intercultural dimensions in supervision
Exchange of experiences with other supervisors
Teaching at the course alternates between presentations, working with tools and methods, and exchanging experiences related to supervision.
Prior to course commencement, each participant must prepare a short case (maximum one page) from his or her own supervision. For example how you communicate with your PhD student or how you try to help the PhD students dealing with time management, stress, lack of self-confidence, or writer´s block. Or the challenges of supervising foreign students with other university culture backgrounds.