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Reimagining Graduate Supervision in Developing Contexts

A Focus on Regional Universities, 1st Edition

By Danielle Watson, Erik Blair


92 pages

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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.

Table of Contents


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


About the Authors

Danielle Watson is Lecturer of Social Sciences at The University of the South Pacific, Fiji.

Erik Blair is Academic Developer at London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects
EDUCATION / Comparative