Supervising students' thesis writing


Time of occurrence
0.5 ECTS (13 hours)
Form of study
Partially web-based
Anu Sarv
Mari Karm
Study group
Inter-disciplinary programmes and qualifications involving education
Program language
The aim of the training is to support the development of teaching skills for faculty members in the context of supervising students' theses. During the training, the roles, tasks, and expectations of both the supervisor and the supervisee at different stages of the research process will be analyzed. Additionally, the training will focus on how to plan the supervision process and provide feedback to students.
Target group:
Faculty of the University of Tartu, whose responsibility is to supervise students' thesis writing.
By the end of the course the participant:
- knows effective techniques and strategies of supervision;
- knows effective techniques of giving feedback.
Anu Sarv - Academic Developer, PhD
Mari Karm - Associate Professor in Higher Education, PhD
Topic Credit Lectors
1. The process, tasks and roles during the supervision. 3 Mari Karm
2. The purpose of feedback. What makes the feedback effective? How to give written and oral constructive feedback? 3 Anu Sarv
3. Compiling the independent tasks. 7 Anu Sarv, Mari Karm

Location info:
Tartu linn Lossi 36-103, Tartu
Learning environment:
Studies and teaching takes place in appropriate classrooms, which have the required teaching equipment and meet the health and safety requirements.
Schedule and further information:
Classroom meetings 28.10 and 25.11.2024 13.15-16.00
Requirements to complete:
Participation of in classroom meetings and compiling two independent tasks.
Outcome method:
non-differentiated (pass, fail, not present)
Grading method:
Compiling the tasks and posting them into the Moodle.
Grading criteria:
The participant analysises the roles and tasks of the supervisor and supervisee in the process of supervision.
Document to be issued:
Certificate of completion/Certificate of attendance
Registration deadline:
Additional information:
Kristi Mets-Alunurm,, +372 +372 53490607
Program code:
General contact:
Lifelong learning center
Ülikooli 18, Tartu, 50090
+372 737 6213

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