KEY FEATURES: A focus on the actual process and value of shared learning is emphasized with the inclusion of research from peer learning groups, contributed narratives, and the authors’ own programs. Inclusion of themes such as joy, experimentation, and creativity serve as guideposts for doctoral learning and ease anxieties regarding performance. End-of-chapter lists of practical tips summarize the main learning points that can be drawn from each chapter. Cross-disciplinary applicability makes the book appropriate for use in such fields as education, political science, and business administration.

Doing Supervision

Lene Tanggaard Charlotte Wegener


Purpose: The chapter takes the form of a narrative to illustrate how cowriting can become an integrated part of learning and supervising within doctoral studies.

Central message: The process of writing for publication is an effective way of gaining access and entering into the academic community. This is a process of both learning the craft of writing and developing researcher identity as long as the supervisor becomes involved in and builds on the students’ ideas during a cowriting process.

Takeaways: The narrative makes visible ways in which the supervisor initially invites the student into the research community, provides access, and shows ways in which the student practices the craft through imitation and ...

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