[Herdsa] Orientations to Research Supervision Inventory (ORSI)
Wed, 22 Jan 2003 22:30:28 +1000
Jim and Noela Murphy, currently based in Singapore, are looking for
volunteers who would be willing to trial an Orientations to Research
Supervision Inventory (ORSI) that they have devised.
The details are on the website http://eduweb.nie.edu.sg/hef/
Below is a brief summary
TESTERS IN ALL DISCIPLINES WANTED! CAN YOU HELP?
Group/batch results preferred but individual returns with comments are
The Orientations to Research Supervision Inventory (ORSI) is under
development as an appendix to the book Research Supervision: Orientation
and Practice by Jim Murphy and Noela Murphy
ORSI is a source for professional development by promoting critical
* by personal or group reflection about orientation to supervision, and
perceptions and beliefs of school, faculty or departmental needs, or
* assessing the relationship between an orientation and a candidatešs
approach to learning, needs and expectations of research supervision.
ORSI explores personal experience by seeking to clarify espoused beliefs and
beliefs-in-practice about Research Higher Degree supervision (master and
doctorate). It should lead to critical self-reflection about the theory and
practice of supervision.
Responses indicate an inclination to act in preferred ways in supervisory
ORSI is an outcome of research by Noela Murphy (2003). It is modeled on the
Keith Trigwell & Michael Prosser (1999) Approaches to Teaching Inventory
The tool is based on doctoral research Noela Murphy has done under John
Bain/Linda Conradšs supervision and an article sent to Higher Education (no
We are hopeful ORSI develops into a useful professional development tool
that helps academic developers and their colleagues.
Please contact Jim direct <firstname.lastname@example.org> if you are interested
Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Inc
PO Box 27
Milperra NSW 2214
Ph: 61 2 9773 3911
Fax: 61 2 9773 4299