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Faculty Website: Faculty of Education
Department: Deans Office: Education
Programme Level: Continuous Education Programmes
Programme Name: Postgraduate Research Supervision
Programme Code: S5PRSQ
Medium of Facilitation: Online
NQF Credits: 20
Senate Approval: S166/2016(2)
This course is for supervisors who wish to become familiar with the basic practices, theories, policies, methodologies and strategies related to the supervision and mentoring of postgraduate students at all levels, including Honours.
The course introduces innovative ways of engaging with the challenges and opportunities of research supervision in current times, benchmarked against international practice.
The purpose of the course is also to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions of inexperienced and future postgraduate supervisors, by exposing them to and actively involving them in, the latest thinking, practice, theories, policies, methodologies and strategies related to the supervision and mentoring of postgraduate (master’s and doctoral) students. This course provides insights into the role of the supervisor; thesis and dissertation genres; policies; pedagogies and processes relevant to our context and with reference to national and international literature.