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

This topic aims to:

  • Prepare students who are new to postgraduate study to undertake research and apply knowledge within their fields of study
  • Foster an appreciation of the scholarship of research
  • Support the development of students' as self-directed learners
  • 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
  • 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 you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Access information on Flinders expectations for postgraduate study including policies and procedures and be familiar with sources of support and resources available to them
  2. Reflect critically on relevant research and professional literature
  3. Deliver high quality oral presentations
  4. Prepare scholarly written papers that conform to expected academic conventions
  5. Confidently communicate using English in a variety of academic contexts (speaking, reading, writing, listening)