2 x 3-hour intensive workshop-2s per semester
4 x 4-hour intensive workshop-1s per semester
1 Admission into MEDCP-Master of Education (Cog Psych & Educational Prac)
1a Admission into MEDLM-Master of Education (Leadership and Management)
1b Admission into MEDOS-Master of Education
1c Admission into MEDSE-Master of Education (Special Education)
1d Admission into MEDWS-Master of Education
1e Admission into MEDCPP-Master of Education (Cog Psych & Educational Prac) [1.5 years]
1f Admission into MEDGEP-Master of Education (Gifted Education) [1.5 years]
1g Admission into MEDIBP-Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) [1.5 years]
1h Admission into MEDSEP-Master of Education (Special Education) [1.5 years]
1i Admission into MEDLMP-Master of Education (Leadership and Management) [1.5 years]
1j Admission into MEDWSP-Master of Education [1.5 years]
1k Admission into MEDWM-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health)
1l Admission into MEDWMP-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health) [1.5 years]
1m Admission into MEDUOS-Master of Education
1n Admission into MEDLE-Master of Education (Languages Education)
1o Admission into MEDLEP-Master of Education (Languages Education) [1.5 years]
1p Admission into MISE-Master of Inclusive and Specialised Education
2 Admission into GCE-Graduate Certificate in Education
2a Admission into MCPEP-Master of Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice
2b Admission into MED-Master of Education
2c Admission into MLE-Master of Leadership in Education
2d Admission into MWPMHE-Master of Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health in Education
3 Admission into BAMTPR-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Primary)
3a Admission into BAMTS-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
3b Admission into BGSCMTPR-Bachelor of General Science, Master of Teaching (Primary)
3c Admission into BSCMTS-Bachelor of Science, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
4 108 units of study
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m or 1n or 1o or 1p)) or ((2 or 2a or 2b or 2c or 2d)) or ((3 or 3a or 3b or 3c) and 4))
Topic description
This topic welcomes students to learning and studying at Flinders and introduces them to the purposes and practices of postgraduate study. At a conceptual level students will familiarise themselves with the breadth, depth and complexity of fields of study in Education. At a practical level students will develop and/or enhance a range of cognitive and communication skills needed to critically investigate, evaluate and report on educational theory and practice. Through information and dialogue in class sessions and practical, self-directed learning activities, students will build competence and confidence to meet the demands of postgraduate study.
Educational aims
The aim of this topic is:

  • to prepare students who are new to postgraduate study to undertake research and apply knowledge within their fields of study
  • to foster an appreciation of the scholarship of research
  • to support the development of students' as self-directed learners
  • to develop and/or refine students' conceptual and practical skills in:
    • accessing relevant research-related resources and materials
    • critical writing and analysis
    • preparing and delivering effective oral presentations
    • undertaking a variety of assignment tasks that involve critical evaluation and/or professional application

  • to introduce students to Flinders expectations for undertaking postgraduate study
  • for students from non-English speaking backgrounds, to increase confidence and proficiency in communicating using English in academic contexts
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • access information on Flinders expectations for postgraduate study including policies and procedures and be familiar with sources of support and resources available to them
  • reflect critically on relevant research and professional literature
  • deliver high quality oral presentations
  • prepare scholarly written papers that conform to expected academic conventions
  • confidently communicate using English in a variety of academic contexts (speaking, reading, writing, listening)