Using group supervision for undergraduate dissertations: a preliminary enquiry into the student experience

Akister, Jane and Williams, Isabel and Maynard, Andrew (2009) Using group supervision for undergraduate dissertations: a preliminary enquiry into the student experience. Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. ISSN 1750-8428

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Abstract

This paper explores the student experience of the use of individual and group supervisory strategies with students undertaking their undergraduate dissertation on a social work programme. The findings indicate that small, supervisor led groups may be an effective mode for undergraduate dissertation supervision. This preliminary study suggests that there may be advantages of the peer group approach including: a higher rate for completion on time; greater student engagement maintained during the process and less ‘failure driven’ learning. The students’ results suggest that there is no detrimental effect on performance.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Citation: Akister, J., Williams, I. &andMaynard, A., 2009. Using group supervision for undergraduate dissertations: a preliminary enquiry into the student experience. Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 4(2), pp.77-94..
Faculty: Faculty of Health and Social Care (for research published prior to September 2011)
Depositing User: Mr I Walker
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2010 12:21
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2016 12:48
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/115667

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