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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308125
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Group supervision in an open distance learning context
Author(s):
Van Rensburg, Gisela H.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Lambda -at-Large
Author Details:
Gisela H. Van Rensburg, DLittetPhil, MACur, BACur (Hons), BACur, vrensgh@unisa.ac.za
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Group supervision in an open distance learning context

The purpose of the presentation is to provide supervisors of masters and doctoral students with information that could facilitate reflection in a cohort group in group supervision to enhance wider learning opportunities within a distance learning context. Reflexivity can contribute to an enriching learning environment within which students’ experiences and potential are enriched.     

This presentation forms part of a larger study that focuses on student support strategies in an open distance learning context. A qualitative approach was used to explore the reflective practices of the students within the cohort group. Data were collected through narrative essays that were guided by three open-ended questions. The eight steps suggested by Tesch were used to analyse the data. The data obtained is discussed within the specific context of an open distance learning environment.

The results provided significant insights into the value of being part of a cohort in group supervision and pointed to the mutual support and thus participative learning. The context and processes encouraged critical reflection and assisted in addressing identity issues and hidden assumptions. Students were pushing their own boundaries as they felt save and not alone in the research journey.  

The results revealed that group supervision could be expanded to more and more diverse groups of masters students in an open distance learning context. Group supervision could offer a type of support that is not part of the open distance learning context. It may address some of the issues experienced in such a context by alleviating the feeling of ‘distance’ and ‘aloneness’ in open distance learning.

Key terms: group supervision, open distance learning, reflection

Keywords:
reflection; group supervision; open distance learning
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGroup supervision in an open distance learning contexten_GB
dc.contributor.authorVan Rensburg, Gisela H.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentTau Lambda -at-Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsGisela H. Van Rensburg, DLittetPhil, MACur, BACur (Hons), BACur, vrensgh@unisa.ac.zaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308125-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p><b>Group supervision in an open distance learning context</b><p>The purpose of the presentation is to provide supervisors of masters and doctoral students with information that could facilitate reflection in a cohort group in group supervision to enhance wider learning opportunities within a distance learning context. Reflexivity can contribute to an enriching learning environment within which students’ experiences and potential are enriched.      <p>This presentation forms part of a larger study that focuses on student support strategies in an open distance learning context. A qualitative approach was used to explore the reflective practices of the students within the cohort group. Data were collected through narrative essays that were guided by three open-ended questions. The eight steps suggested by Tesch were used to analyse the data. The data obtained is discussed within the specific context of an open distance learning environment. <p>The results provided significant insights into the value of being part of a cohort in group supervision and pointed to the mutual support and thus participative learning. The context and processes encouraged critical reflection and assisted in addressing identity issues and hidden assumptions. Students were pushing their own boundaries as they felt save and not alone in the research journey.   <p>The results revealed that group supervision could be expanded to more and more diverse groups of masters students in an open distance learning context. Group supervision could offer a type of support that is not part of the open distance learning context. It may address some of the issues experienced in such a context by alleviating the feeling of ‘distance’ and ‘aloneness’ in open distance learning. <p>Key terms: group supervision, open distance learning, reflectionen_GB
dc.subjectreflectionen_GB
dc.subjectgroup supervisionen_GB
dc.subjectopen distance learningen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:27:13Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:27:13Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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