Reflections on academic supervision
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Reflections on academic supervision

Iwan Dowie Senior lecturer, Faculty of Health, Sport and Science, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd

Academic supervision is vital for students who are developing academic careers. New lecturers have little training to prepare them for the role of supervisor and may not feel adequately prepared to support the needs of students. This article discusses academic supervision from the viewpoint of a nurse lecturer, examines the nature of supervision and makes recommendations for practice.


Nursing Standard. 23, 11,35-38. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.

Published in print: 19 November 2008

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