What will I learn?

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

This specialisation may interest 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. These courses do not lead to teacher registration in South Australia.

This specialisation can be taken fully online.

To qualify for The Master of Education (Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice), a student must complete 54 units, including approved credit, with a grade of P or NGP or better, according to the following program of study.

Students are expected to discuss their option topics with the specialisation coordinator. The final program of study must be approved by the specialisation coordinator.

What you will study

The program aims to introduce you to current theory and research in the application of cognitive psychology to educational issues. You will apply this theory and research to critically examine problems in cognition and instruction, consider the influences of teaching actions on learning, and examine your own teaching and develop evidence-based models for practice.

Topics cover areas such as motivation, cognition and metacognition, teaching to develop motivation, the psychology of learning and instruction, and applications of psychology to learning and instruction.

Your career

The courses are designed to meet the increasing demand for professional development of current teachers and other professionals. The programs are not designed to be an initial preparation for teaching and do not lead to teacher registration.

Potential occupations include:

  • teachers in school classrooms
  • school coordinators and principals
  • curriculum and policy advisers in departments of education
  • advisors to government departments and other policy makers.

Which department am I in?

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

CRICOS

091851C

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,800.00 (US$ 20,033) per year
2020: AUD $31,000 (Annual fee)
Start date

2 March 2020

Venue

Flinders University

Bedford Park Campus,

Sturt Road,

BEDFORD PARK,

South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Online/Distance (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,800.00 (US$ 20,033) per year
2020: AUD $31,000 (Annual fee)
Start date

2 March 2020

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have equivalent of a three-year Australian bachelors degree. Some degrees may require work experience to meet the entry requirements. A reference or statement from the employer will be required. Special requirements apply to the four-year Doctor of Medicine. IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): B2.

For international students

Applicants must hold a bachelor degree in education, teaching or a closely related discipline.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): B2

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About this uni

Flinders is a part of the prestigious Innovative Research Universities Australia group and 90% of its research is rated world class or above.

  • Based in the city of Adelaide, Australia
  • Home to 4,800+ international students from 90+ countries
  • Students will benefit from practical, hands-on learning
  • International student services among best in Australia