Greetings from the Australian Catholic University in Canberra, where I am attending a seminar on writing for research students by Catherine McLaughlin. I actually arrived for a workshop on supervising international students, but stayed on for the subsequent writing seminar, where Catherine is taking us on the journey of the PHD writing process. One thing which occurred to me on how graduate students gain skills is the role of teaching and supervision by the student. That is, to what extent should advanced students be encouraged, or required, to teach others and act as a tutor, or supervisor.
There are slides from a previous version of the writing seminar in "Effective Writing of Theses".
Catherine be speaking on supervising research students on-line at the Higher Education Reading Opportunities, 8.30am Tuesday, 4 September 2012, at the Australian National University.