Education (Educational Psychology)

Coursework

The Master of Education (Educational Psychology) aims to create familiarity with theory and research across a range of areas in educational psychology. The units of study offer insight into areas as diverse as learning, thinking, motivation, individual differences, and child and adult development. The program is popular among teachers of children of all ages, as well as professionals working in human resources.

Participants in this program are usually professional educators wishing to improve their understanding of research and theory in educational psychology.

The Master of Education (Educational Psychology) is not designed for students intending to become psychologists or school counsellors. Neither is it accredited by any psychological organisation.

Awards and requirements

Master of Education (Educational Psychology)
To qualify for the award of Master of Education (Educational Psychology) candidates must complete 48 credit points, including

  • a minimum of 30 credit points from this specialisation, comprising:
    - 24 credit points of core units of study;
    - a minimum of 6 credit points of elective units of study; plus
  • a minimum of 6 credit points of capstone units of study; and
  • a maximum of 12 credit points of postgraduate Education units of study which can be chosen from any Master of Education program.

Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Educational Psychology)
To qualify for the award Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Educational Psychology) candidates must complete 36 credit points, including

  • 24 credit points of core units of study;
  • a minimum of 6 credit points of elective units of study; plus
  • a maximum of 6 credit points of postgraduate Education units of study which can be chosen from any Master of Education program.

Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Educational Psychology)
To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Educational Psychology) candidates must complete 24 credit points, including

  • 18 credit points of core units of study; and
  • 6 credit points of elective units of study
Outcomes

At the conclusion of this designated degree students should be able to:

  • understand research and theory concerning the psychology of human learning and development
  • demonstrate a familiarity with research across a range of areas in Educational Psychology and Human Development
  • review, evaluate and critique research and theory in the field of Educational Psychology and Human Development
  • be familiar with current theoretical and methodological debates in Educational Psychology and Human Development
  • speak with authority on the "best evidence position" on one or more topics in the field
  • develop an understanding of conceptual frameworks for research in Educational Psychology and Human Development
  • implement research findings to the design of learning environments in varied settings and apply the findings from recent research in Educational Psychology and Human Development to educational policy and practice.
  • demonstrate awareness of ethical issues in research and educational practice in the fields of Educational Psychology and Human Development.
Contact

Associate Professor Paul Ginns
Phone: 02 9351 2611
Location: Room 914, Education Building, A35
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