Application―Employment of learning in applied settings

The relevance of this unit lies in providing scholars with the professional skills to supervise postgraduate research students―this is the key aim. It is important, therefore, that students both understand and can articulate the application of the concepts, practices and tools introduced in the unit to their own teaching and learning situations. It is clear from the student responses that they were attempting to apply these in their own supervisory roles (and one student was trying to change the relationship with her own supervisor). The feedback that opened the paper is especially telling―students talk about adopting the approach used in this unit outside both unit studies and postgraduate research supervision. This suggests that student outcomes extended beyond the unit outcomes, and that students projected the skills learned within the unit to other teaching and learning professional contexts.