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Role model(s)

In this video PhD supervisors and students reflect on their role models.

As you can see in the video, reflecting on your own role models can help you get a first insight into your own socialisation processes. For example, Tamalika is explaining that her role model taught her to (always) ask questions. Therefore, looking into your role models can give insights into how you were socialised.

Answer the following reflection questions on your own hand-out:

  1. Who is a role model for you in your professional development? Why?
  2. What do you admire in this person?
  3. What are 3 or 4 lessons you have learned from this person? These could be things that you admire (question 2) and strive for yourself, or things you explicitly want to do differently.

Share one lesson from question 3 in the discussion section below. Furthermore, we invite you to scan through the other entries and find out about other learners’ role models.

Later in the course, we will work more in-depth on the topic of socialisation.

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