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HED5005 - Postgraduate research supervision

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Dr A Onsman


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit facilitates the development of the postgraduate research supervision skills. It is based on the premise of reflective practice and participants are required to be concurrently co-supervising a postgraduate research student so that they can consider their own supervising beliefs and practices in relation to current research knowledge and recognized good practices. The unit introduces participants to the policies, regulations and practices of Monash university. It will consider issues that arise from different disciplinary models of postgraduate supervision, the changing supervisory relationship and the stages of the task.


Participants will have a choice of either:
Optrion (a) a reflective journal (1000 words equivalent)


Participants will have a choice of either:
Option (a) a reflective journal (1000 words equivalent)
a reflective essay (2000 words). OR
Option (b) Assignment 1 (1000 words)
Assignment 2 (1000 words)
Assignment 3 (2000 words).

Contact hours

Equivalent 2 hours per week contact hours (face-to-face and on-line)


First degree or equivalent


Concurrently co-supervising