1 x 135-hour independent study 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 MEDSE-Master of Education (Special Education)
1c Admission into MEDWS-Master of Education
1d Admission into MEDCPP-Master of Education (Cog Psych & Educational Prac) [1.5 years]
1e Admission into MEDGEP-Master of Education (Gifted Education) [1.5 years]
1f Admission into MEDIBP-Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) [1.5 years]
1g Admission into MEDSEP-Master of Education (Special Education) [1.5 years]
1h Admission into MEDLMP-Master of Education (Leadership and Management) [1.5 years]
1i Admission into MEDWSP-Master of Education [1.5 years]
1j Admission into MEDWM-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health)
1k Admission into MEDWMP-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health) [1.5 years]
1l Admission into MEDLE-Master of Education (Languages Education)
1m Admission into MEDLEP-Master of Education (Languages Education) [1.5 years]
1n Admission into MLE-Master of Leadership in Education
1o Admission into MLEA-Master of Leadership in Education - 1.5 years
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))
Enrolment not permitted
EDES9008A has been successfully completed
Topic description

This topic is designed to enable students to develop areas of interest arising out of the theoretical research literature in education. In each case students must indicate the ability to work independently and demonstrate mastery of the literature in an area of education. Students are expected to develop a research proposal and to investigate the literature on their chosen topic in order to show its strengths and limitations.

Educational aims

This topic aims to enable students to:

  • Develop areas of interest arising out of the theoretical and research literature in education. A range of activities is permissible
  • Work independently and explore a topic of particular relevance to their specific context
  • Produce a substantial and credible paper that displays their knowledge and critical analysis of the area upon which they are focusing
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Work independently
  2. Demonstrate a capacity for self monitored and self-directed learning
  3. Apply extensive, critical knowledge of the research and theory relevant to your area of focus
  4. Develop a research proposal that demonstrates a high level of academic rigour and expression