Year
2021
Units
4.5
Contact
2 x 3-hour intensive workshop-2s per semester
4 x 4-hour intensive workshop-1s per semester
Prerequisites
1 Admission into MEDCP-Master of Education (Cog Psych & Educational Prac)
1a Admission into MEDER-Master of Education (Ed Research, Evaluation and Assessment)
1b Admission into MEDGE-Master of Education (Gifted Education)
1c Admission into MEDIB-Master of Education (International Baccalaureate)
1d Admission into MEDLM-Master of Education (Leadership and Management)
1e Admission into MEDOS-Master of Education
1f Admission into MEDSA-Master of Education (Studies of Asia)
1g Admission into MEDSE-Master of Education (Special Education)
1h Admission into MEDEC-Master of Education (Early Childhood Studies)
1i Admission into MEDWS-Master of Education
1j Admission into MEDCPP-Master of Education (Cog Psych & Educational Prac) [1.5 years]
1k Admission into MEDERP-Master of Education (Ed Research, Evaluation and Assessment) [1.5 years]
1l Admission into MEDGEP-Master of Education (Gifted Education) [1.5 years]
1m Admission into MEDIBP-Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) [1.5 years]
1n Admission into MEDSEP-Master of Education (Special Education) [1.5 years]
1o Admission into MEDLMP-Master of Education (Leadership and Management) [1.5 years]
1p Admission into MEDSAP-Master of Education (Studies of Asia) [1.5 years]
1q Admission into MEDWSP-Master of Education [1.5 years]
1r Admission into MEDWM-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health)
1s Admission into MEDWMP-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health) [1.5 years]
1t Admission into MEDUOS-Master of Education
1u Admission into MEDHE-Master of Education (Higher Education)
1v Admission into MEDHEP-Master of Education (Higher Education) [1.5 years]
1w Admission into MEDLE-Master of Education (Languages Education)
1x Admission into MEDLEP-Master of Education (Languages Education) [1.5 years]
1y Admission into MEDECP-Master of Education (Early Childhood Studies) [1.5 years]
1z 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 BAMTEC-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
3a Admission into BAMTPR-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Primary)
3b Admission into BAMTS-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
3c Admission into BGSCMTPR-Bachelor of General Science, Master of Teaching (Primary)
3d Admission into BLANGMTS-Bachelor of Languages, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
3e 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 1q or 1r or 1s or 1t or 1u or 1v or 1w or 1x or 1y or 1z)) or ((2 or 2a or 2b or 2c or 2d)) or ((3 or 3a or 3b or 3c or 3d or 3e) 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)

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.

FULL

If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.