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- DescriptionMaster's degree programmes are on the rise, attracting growing numbers of international students who speak English as a second or additional language. Experiencing Master's Supervision: Perspectives of International Students and their Supervisors explores the experiences of supervising and being supervised at Master's level, charting the difficulties and joys of learning for second language speakers of English while based at a UK university. The authors report the findings of a year of studying both supervisees and their supervisors in four different departments in the social sciences and humanities at a UK research-intensive university. Using a multiple case study approach, and examining supervision in its natural context, this book presents rich descriptions of five case studies: three student-supervisor dyads and two cases of individual students. Analysing rich, first-hand narratives, chapters identify key aspects of satisfaction and dissatisfaction through the eyes of the participants, focusing upon expectations, supervision styles, feedback and students' support networks, and discussing the broader implications for university and departmental policy makers, responsible for guidelines and requirements. This book contains important insights into the supervisory experience at Master's level and will appeal to researchers, academics and postgraduate students in the fields of higher education, TESOL, TEFL/TESL and applied linguistics. This book will also be a useful resource for supervisors, leaders of training sessions for supervisors, and for postgraduate directors and teaching committees at universities who develop supervisory guidelines and preparatory sessions for Master's students.
- Author BiographyNigel Harwood is reader in applied linguistics at the University of Sheffield. He has edited two volumes focusing on English language teaching materials and textbooks, English Language Teaching Materials: Theory and Practice and English Language Teaching Textbooks: Content, Consumption, Production, and has published articles on EAP and academic writing in various journals, including Journal of Second Language Writing, Written Communication, Journal of Pragmatics, and Journal of English for Academic Purposes. He is the co-editor of the journal English for Specific Purposes. Bojana Petric is a senior lecturer in the Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication at Birkbeck, University of London. She has published in the area of academic writing, particularly source use and citing, in journals such as Journal of Second Language Writing, Language Teaching and Written Communication. She serves as the Deputy Chair of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing and the Book Review Editor of the Journal of English for Academic Purposes.
- Author(s)Bojana Petric,Nigel Harwood
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication23/09/2016
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Series TitleRoutledge Research in Higher Education
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note6 black & white tables, 10 black & white line drawings
- Weight511 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
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