Towards a Person-Centred Discourse in Doctoral Supervisor Development

Sillence, Matthew ORCID: (2022) Towards a Person-Centred Discourse in Doctoral Supervisor Development. In: Critical Issues in the Transforming Working Conditions for Doctoral Researchers and Their Supporters. Brill, pp. 106-125. ISBN 978-90-04-52929-8

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This chapter employs critical discourse analysis to examine the language of national and institutional policy and practice documents. These texts inform the design of doctoral supervisor continuing professional development at one UK university and appear to reflect a bias favouring regulatory processes over people. Although rhetoric emphasises systems and functional interactions between supervisors and doctoral researchers, this study identifies themes that frequently relate to personhood. It proposes a model of supervisor development that engages with disciplinary knowledge, the workplace and institution through person-centred pedagogy.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2022 13:30
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2022 16:30
DOI: 10.1163/9789004529304_008

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