As we approach supervision, it might come as something of a surprise to consider that gender, culture and age can play such a big part in the supervisor and student relationship, but there has been a wealth of work carried out now into ways in which culture and gender differences, as well as learning differences, affect the relationship, hence probably the success of the research. Less work has been carried out exploring the ways in which age affects learning; however, the greatest growth area of those studying for a PhD in Australia is that of the over 60s. Some early thoughts on the more mature learner inform part of this chapter.
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