Graduate teaching assistants’ supervision of undergraduate student research: Sharing lived experiences.
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The small group setting of undergraduate research activities often demands the use of graduate teaching assistants (GTAs). Pedagogical training for GTAs will improve the value of their supervision during undergraduate student research. During a presentation we will show the benefits and challenges of creating shared lived experience of supervision of research activities for graduate students' development. Based on previous literature and data from our GTAs in training, we will provide a theoretical base for purposeful reflection on shared experiences. We present how to create shared lived experiences in a workshop format and use it for improving GTAs learning to teach and supervise undergraduate student research.