Silence is golden: using ‘safe words’ to promote research student ownership in supervisory meetings

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622065
Title:
Silence is golden: using ‘safe words’ to promote research student ownership in supervisory meetings
Authors:
Clements, Andrew James ( 0000-0003-0265-0376 ) ; Kinman, Gail
Abstract:
The quality of supervisory relationships has a significant impact on research students’ ability to successfully attain their goals. One risk factor is contrasting expectations of the role of the supervisory team. We report a case where we became aware firstly, that a student may have different expectations to us (as supervisors) relating to the level of independence that we expected from them and secondly, that we had unwittingly enabled a passive approach which masked the student’s ability. We subsequently describe a strategy we developed, based on the use of ‘safe words,’ for ensuring that the student’s contributions took centre stage during supervisory meetings. Also considered is how this practice allowed us to make a more accurate assessment of their abilities as well as enabling us to form recommendations to help the student develop their ideas more independently.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Clements, A.J., Kinman, G.(2017) 'Silence is golden: using ‘safe words’ to promote research student ownership in supervisory meetings'. Journal of pedagogic development 7 (1) 3-7
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Journal:
Journal of pedagogic development
Issue Date:
Mar-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622065
Additional Links:
https://journals.beds.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/jpd/issue/viewIssue/29/7
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2047-3265
Appears in Collections:
Psychology; Journal of Pedagogic Development

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorClements, Andrew Jamesen
dc.contributor.authorKinman, Gailen
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-17T10:01:20Z-
dc.date.available2017-03-17T10:01:20Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-
dc.identifier.citationClements, A.J., Kinman, G.(2017) 'Silence is golden: using ‘safe words’ to promote research student ownership in supervisory meetings'. Journal of pedagogic development 7 (1) 3-7en
dc.identifier.issn2047-3265-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622065-
dc.description.abstractThe quality of supervisory relationships has a significant impact on research students’ ability to successfully attain their goals. One risk factor is contrasting expectations of the role of the supervisory team. We report a case where we became aware firstly, that a student may have different expectations to us (as supervisors) relating to the level of independence that we expected from them and secondly, that we had unwittingly enabled a passive approach which masked the student’s ability. We subsequently describe a strategy we developed, based on the use of ‘safe words,’ for ensuring that the student’s contributions took centre stage during supervisory meetings. Also considered is how this practice allowed us to make a more accurate assessment of their abilities as well as enabling us to form recommendations to help the student develop their ideas more independently.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.relation.urlhttps://journals.beds.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/jpd/issue/viewIssue/29/7en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectautonomyen
dc.subjectsupervisionen
dc.subjectsupervisory relationshipsen
dc.subjectlearner independenceen
dc.subjectsafe wordsen
dc.titleSilence is golden: using ‘safe words’ to promote research student ownership in supervisory meetingsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of pedagogic developmenten
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