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PhD Supervisor Talk: Doctoral student learning and supervision in project-based doctoral education


PhD Supervisor Talk: Doctoral student learning and supervision in project-based doctoral education


PhD Supervisor Talk

Doctoral student learning and supervision in project-based doctoral education

Speaker: Ander Sonesson, senior lecturer in Educational Sciences at Lund University and head of the division for Higher Education Development (AHU).

Content: Project-based doctoral education, i.e. when a doctoral student’s education is embedded within a supervisor’s research project, is the norm in medicine, engineering, technology and the sciences, but it is becoming increasingly common also in other subject areas. Typically, projects are designed by the supervisors before students are admitted, and the projects, as well as students’ and other project members’ salaries, are wholly or partially funded by research grants won in competition. The success of the projects is of great importance for most involved and in particular for the supervisors, whose academic careers and prospects for future funding depend on high-quality research output.

Although doctoral students work alongside experts of their fields, their learning and development towards becoming independent researchers is at risk of being overlooked or even down-prioritised in this form of doctoral education.

In this lecture Anders Sonesson will present results from a study on doctoral student learning and supervision in medicine and health sciences, and then invite participants to discuss how to negotiate student learning with project priorities as well as supervision with project leadership.

Ander Sonesson has a background as a biologist but is presently senior lecturer in Educational Sciences at Lund University where he heads the division for Higher Education Development (AHU). His main focus is doctoral education and through more than a decade of workshops and courses he has met with over 1500 supervisors from a wide range of subject fields. His publications particularly focus on the intersection between policy and practice, and how ongoing changes in governance of both education and research interact at the level of doctoral education and create tensions.

Time and date: Thursday 18 March, 2021, 15.00-17.00.

Max. number of participants: 50.

Registration: Please register no later than 11 March 2021.

Venue: Panum, Blegdamsvej 3b, Copenhagen 2200 N, Maersk Tower, 15th floor, Foredragssal (7.15.92).

Organizer: Mia Dabelsteen, mia.dabelsteen@sund.ku.dk, Special advisor, The Graduate School. 

The Graduate school now offers two PhD Supervisor Talks per semester. These are talks for PhD supervisors at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Other faculty members are also welcome.

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Kontaktinformationer til arrangør

Københavns Universitet, Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Tlf: +45 35334025
mia.dabelsteen@sund.ku.dk

Kontaktinformationer til arrangør

Københavns Universitet, Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Tlf: +45 35334025
mia.dabelsteen@sund.ku.dk