Education (Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice)

A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time l Part-time
Location: On campus l External

Courses 

Course name: Graduate Certificate in Education (Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 12 months (part-time only)
SATAC code:  2GC084
CRICOS code:  023586A

Course name: Master of Education (Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 2 years
SATAC code: 2CM004
CRICOS code: 059360M

Overview

What is going on when students are trying to understand texts or diagrams, or when they are trying to solve problems? What does "being an active learner" mean? Can you help students change their motivational states? Is discussion really valuable as a form of learning?

These are some of the questions that are addressed in the Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice specialisation with the Master of Education degree at Flinders University.

In this specialisation students develop and understanding of the cognitive psychology of learning and investigate how this can be applied to problems that arise in learning and teaching.

You might be interested in this specialisation if you are a:

  • classroom teacher
  • special education teacher
  • lecturer or tutor in further or higher education
  • private tutor or trainer
  • student wanting to understand your own learning processes.

Applicants who have completed a four year Education/Teaching degree (or equivalent) can receive one year's credit towards the Master of Education. Please note that the core topics of this award must be undertaken in sequence.This means the minimum period for completing the MEDCP is 18 months, even if credit is granted.

Note: The Master of Education and related specialisations does not qualify graduates for teacher registration.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally hold an approved Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution.

Masters degrees are 72-unit courses but credit of up to 36 units may be granted for an approved 4 year degree and relevant work experience. Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate or equivalent receive some credit when progressing to Education Masters program.

Accredited professional development pathways modules may also be recognised. Refer to Accreditation of Professional Development Pathways Modules at Flinders University for more details.

International students: Entry and English language requirements

Applications

Domestic students
Mid year entry:Yes (N/A for the Graduate Certificate)
Applications:SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.

 

 

International students
Mid year entry:Yes (N/A for the Graduate Certificate)
Applications:How to apply
Application closing dates:Semester 1 - 30 November of the year proceeding admission
Semester 2 - 31 May of that year.

Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Graduate Certificate in Education (Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice)

Place type: Full fee paying

$6,120

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Master of Education (Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice)

Place type: Full fee paying

$12,240

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Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated? 

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