Supervising Practice-based Doctorates

By Dr. Geof Hill, Birmingham City University In the provenance of research practice, practical or experiential knowledge was consistently devalued. The Greeks preferred intellectual knowledge over practical knowledge. During the Renaissance, written intellectual knowledge had precedence over practical knowledge. The emergence of scientific method represented a point of ascendance for scientific knowledge and continued degradation … Read more

Thinking of Research Supervision as a Form of Teaching

Historically, research supervision has been regarded as an adjunct of research; it was assumed that, as Rudd10 put it, ‘ if one can do research then one presumably can supervise it’. However, over the past two decades or so, there has been a recognition that, while being active in research is a necessary condition for effective … Read more