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Welcome to TOT PhD-supervision Course. Part II Building Stronger Universities 8 th to 11 th of April, 2013 Bagamoyo , Tanzania. 5 th – 9 th of N ov Kunduchi Resort 29 th of Jan – 1 st of Feb 2013 Arusha 8 th April-12 th April 2013. TOT PhD-supervision course. Phase I:

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Welcome to tot phd supervision course part ii building stronger universities

Department of Science Education

Welcome to

TOT PhD-supervision Course. Part II

Building Stronger Universities

  • 8th to 11th of April, 2013

    Bagamoyo, Tanzania


Tot phd supervision course

  • 5th – 9th of Nov Kunduchi Resort

  • 29thof Jan – 1st of Feb 2013 Arusha8th April-12th April 2013

Department of Science Education

TOT PhD-supervision course

Phase I:

Processes of Supervision

Phase II:

Designing PhD-supervision Course

Interim activities


Phase i processes of supervision

  • The institutional and personal issues of PhD-supervision

  • participants’ experiences with supervision

  • possible outcomes of the PhD study

  • Building a practice of reflective PhD-supervision (supervision styles and feedback

  • use meta-communication and postures

  • different ways to give and receive feedback

  • Using colleagues to improve practice (group supervision)

  • different ways to give and receive feedback

  • Developing a practice for collegial help

  • Institutional aspects, plagiarism

  • the institutional constraints and opportunities

  • SWOT analysis/Feedback sheet on phases for capacity building

  • Using self-efficacy to build confidence

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Phase I Processes of Supervision


Mutual introduction

  • Teachers

  • Jens Dolin, Jan Sølberg, Sofie Kobayashi, Bjørn F. Johannsen.

  • Participants from

  • Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre – KCMC

  • National Institute of Medical Research – NIMR

  • Sokoine University of Agriculture – SUA

  • State University of Zanzibar – SUZA

  • University of Dar es Salaam - UDSM

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Mutual introduction


Group formation

Group formation

As most of the coursework in thissecondToTcourse is groupbased, wewillspentsome time on forming of the groups.

The groupsshould have members from the same institution sharing professionel interests and ambitions (i.e. for the PhDsupervision activity/ies).

In order to find out whatyou all have 1) experienced in the interim periodand and whatyou by now2) envisage to work with afterthiscourse, pleasetellshortly in plenum (1-3 minutes) abouttheseissues.


Possible phd supervision related activities

PossiblePhD supervision (related) activities

  • Arrange meeting(s) for PhD supervisors at institutionel level

  • Continue to meet with ToTgroupmembers and expandactivities

  • Establish a PhD supervisor organisation at your organisation

  • Work with forming check lists about relevant aspects of the PhD supervision process (eg. formalities the student shouldknow, establish a template log book, …)

  • Work for establishingsome norms for PhD supervision (eg. aboutworking load, …)

  • Impartingskills to PhD students (eg. designingcourses or workshops for genericskillsnecessary for accomplish a succesfullPhD, such as criticalthinking, scientificwriting ..)

  • Design a short training session for PhD supervisors

  • Design a fullPhD supervisor course


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