Using group supervision for undergraduate dissertations: a preliminary enquiry into the student experience
journal contributionposted on 2023-08-30, 13:29 authored by Jane Akister, Isabel Williams, Andrew Maynard
This paper explores the student experience of the use of individual and group supervisory strategies with students undertaking their undergraduate dissertation on a social work programme. The findings indicate that small, supervisor led groups may be an effective mode for undergraduate dissertation supervision. This preliminary study suggests that there may be advantages of the peer group approach including: a higher rate for completion on time; greater student engagement maintained during the process and less ‘failure driven’ learning. The students’ results suggest that there is no detrimental effect on performance.
Publication titlePractice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
PublisherOxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development
- Accepted version