Working with supervisors on supporting thesis writing
A series of workshops in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin which focuses on the challenges and planning required when writing or supervising a thesis.
About the workshop
Presented by Dr Sue Starfield, the aim of this workshop is to provide participants with some tools that help with organising and structuring a research thesis and to discuss solutions to issues that often impede timely completion.
Sue Starfield will first discuss common issues that can lead to ‘writer’s block’ and similar phenomena and suggest ways of overcoming these. The workshop will then examine typical structures of doctoral theses, and of Introductions and Discussions in particular, as these are considered to be most challenging to write. Participants will be asked to examine some examples of thesis structures, inclucing Introductions and Discussions sections, and consider the extent to which they are relevant to the writer/supervisor’s own field of study.
Registration for these workshops is free, but numbers may be limited.
Please contact your local Ako Aotearoa hub to book a place. Registration closes 1 week before each workshop.
|Wellington||September 4||Morning – time to be confirmed||Victoria University of Wellngton – room to be confirmed||Ian Rowe, Central Hub|
|Dunedin||September 5 (am)||Morning – time to be confirmed||University of Otago – room to be confirmed||Workshop now full. Email Bridget O'Regan, Southern Hub to be added to the waiting list|
|Auckland||September 7||10am-12 noon||The University of Auckland – room to be confirmed||Ruth Peterson, Northern Hub|
About the presenter
Dr Sue Starfield is Director of The Learning Centre at the University of New South Wales and Associate Professor in the School of Education. Her current research interests include advanced academic writing, postgraduate pedagogy and issues of identity in academic writing and language learning.
Read her staff profile.
These workshops are part of Ako Aotearoa’s Professional Development Programme – an initiative to bring high quality, evidence-based and affordable professional development to educators and managers across New Zealand’s diverse tertiary education sector.
For further information you can contact your local hub manager:
To find out about other workshops being presented in 2012 as part of this programme, you can download an information sheet (225 KB PDF) or follow these links to the other workshops: