Exploring graduate supervision from a constructivist standpoint, this book offers an original look at the graduate supervisory practices and pedagogies at The University of the West Indies and The University of the South Pacific. Highlighting the ad hoc nature of graduate research supervision and the problems associated with their implementation, this volume examines the impact that unformalized supervisory arrangements have on both the students and their supervisors at these tertiary institutions, and draws connections to institutions in other parts of the developing world.
Chapter 1 – The People factor: Transitioning from the Imagined to Reality
Chapter 2 – Research timelines: Schedules versus Constraints
Chapter 3 – Defining roles: Negotiable and Non-negotiable Terrain
Chapter 4 – Relinquishing Sole proprietary: Acknowledging the Need for the Contextual Repositioning of Supervisors
Chapter 5 – Navigating Blurred Territory: Transitioning into an Academic