Master of Education (Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice) (Basic level entry)
Make the mechanics of learning your speciality.
Focus on teaching-learning issues including motivation, cognition and metacognition. Conduct and evaluate an independent original research project. Reflect on professional practice and understand the factors that inform educational policy.
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Graduates will be able to:
- engage in informed, constructive debate and in professional reflective practice;
- design, conduct, report and evaluate research studies, such as case-studies and adhere to ethical research standards and practices;
- lead the informed construction of educational policy, whether local, national or global;
- develop advanced capabilities for self-regulated learning;
- develop their own personal educational pathways.
Graduates are suitable for careers in a variety of positions ranging from work as teachers in school classrooms, school coordinators and principals, curriculum and policy advisers in departments of education, and as advisers to government and other policy makers.
This degree does not lead to teacher registration in Australia.
Applicants must normally hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification.
English Proficiency Requirements
Flinders University conducts an English Language proficiency check on applications submitted for consideration to its courses.
This will be met in a number of ways, including if the applicants:
- first language is English (i.e. citizenship is held for a country where English is the official language)
- completed secondary schooling in Australia
- completed prior study in English (e.g. a Certificate IV or higher from a recognised Australian training institution)
- completed one semester of full-time equivalent tertiary study at a higher education institution
- completed a recognised Foundation Studies or bridging program
- performance in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) meets the University's admissions requirements
- registered with an Australian professional registration body relevant to the applicant's proposed course (e.g. applicant holds current registration as a Registered Nurse, General Practitioner, Teacher, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker and such in Australia)
- achieved a score within an international English language proficiency test such as IELTS, PTE, TOEFL or Cambridge CAE that meets the minimum proficiency for the university
- completed an approved English language course from a registered English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) Provider
In some instances, applicants may be asked to provide evidence they meet the requirements if the information required is not available in their application.
Credit transfer may be granted, on application, for prior study completed in a relevant honours, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or master degree; accredited professional development; or relevant work experience.
Applications for credit transfer are assessed on a case by case basis according to Flinders University policies. Students must be made an offer for entry into a degree before lodging their completed credit transfer application, along with all necessary documentation for formal assessment. More information is available at www.flinders.edu.au/credit
This degree is intended for classroom teachers, special education teachers, lecturers or tutors in further or higher education, private tutors or trainers and those wanting to understand their own learning processes.
It is designed to meet the increasing demand for professional education about teaching-learning issues such as motivation, cognition and metacognition.
It is 2 years in length on a full-time basis and can also be undertaken part-time.
Recommended Study Pattern
Students are required to undertake study in six compulsory subjects and the remaining subjects to complete the basic entry level for the course are chosen from an extensive range of elective subjects.
As a guide, full-time students generally undertake four subjects per semester and part-time students undertake two subjects per semester.
To complete the requirements of the Master of Education (Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice) (Basic level entry), students must successfully complete six core (compulsory) subjects and ten elective subjects chosen from an extensive range of electives