Supervising graduation projects in higher professional education: A literature review

E. de Bruijn, Irene van der Marel*, Lisette Munneke

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The article focuses on the expertise of graduation project supervisors aiming to enhance students' development of professional competence in social practice. In order to gain more insight into the required expertise of supervisors in professional programmes, we systematically reviewed the literature to map out what is known so far about the expertise that graduation project supervisors need and compared this with theory about educating students in higher professional education. Highlights of the conclusions of the review study: * Most studies on supervision in higher professional education are about pedagogical knowledge or research competence. * It remains largely unclear how the previous mentioned knowledge areas are related to disciplinary and professional knowledge. * Empirical studies are needed to appreciate the role of supervisors’ disciplinary and professional knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100462
Number of pages16
JournalEducational Research Review
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022


  • Graduation projects
  • Higher professional education
  • Knowledge
  • Supervision
  • Teaching


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