Master of Professional Education and Training

Course summary for local students

Year

2015 course information

Award granted Master of Professional Education and Training
Campus
Length1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Arts and Education

Tel 03 9246 8100  or  03 5227 1359

Email artsed-pg@deakin.edu.au

Acting Course Director

Dr Jennifer Angwin, +61 3 522 71495, jennifer.angwin@deakin.edu.au

Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.

Deakin course code E792

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Professional Education and Training is a coursework program offered via Cloud (online) mode to professional educators and trainers working or intending to work in learning and development, education and training, and human resource development roles. Typically people are engaged in business, government, the training sector, flexible delivery, distance education, higher education, VET in Schools, TAFE teaching or in an area that combines these.

Professional education and training is a highly sophisticated business and becoming more so. As well as serving a very diverse clientele of learners, professional education and training also serves organisational needs for the development of increasingly complex skills and competencies. The MPET has been developed to meet the professional development and career aspirations of educators and trainers working in this context.

For the award of the MPET degree, students are required to satisfactorily complete 8 credit points of study. The course is available through part-time Cloud (online) mode and is normally completed in two or more years. The MPET may be undertaken entirely by coursework, or as a combination of coursework and research.

It is expected that students will have computer and internet access. The MPET is delivered flexibly through a distance education process that brings the Faculty to the student, using high quality learning materials and resources, wherever the students may be. Students study in their place and at times that suit them. Associated with this course flexibility is the negotiation of focus within units through well established and quality affirming processes that enable all students to customise their study to address their own professional interests and workplace issues.

Course rules

To be awarded a Master of Professional Education and Training, students are required to successfully complete 8 credit points of study under one of the following configurations:

General coursework only

  • a minimum of 5 credit points selected from any Master of Professional Education and Training units. Participants are encouraged to develop a marketable focus through considered selection of units.
  • Up to 3 credit points from any masters level units either offered by the School of Education or elsewhere chosen in consultation with the MPET course director.

General coursework with research paper

  • a minimum of 3 credit points selected from any Master of Professional Education and Training units, and
  • EXR781 Education Research Methodology*; and
  • EXR791 Designing and Developing a Research Project; and
  • EXR796/797 Research Paper Part A and Part B ** and *** and
  • Up to 2 credit points from any masters level units either offered by the School of Education or elsewhere chosen in consultation with the MPET course director.

* Where students have an equivalent research study and/or experience this unit may be replaced with another 1-credit-point unit in consultation with the MPET course director.

** Research Paper Part A and Part B may be available to complete within the same trimester, but only after consultation with the course director.

*** EXR796 and EXR797 are also offered in trimester 3 subject to availability of appropriate supervisors and in consultation with the course director.

Course structure

The course is highly flexible, allowing participants to choose units across the range on offer to build the skills and knowledge individual students feel they need.

ECN704Applied Learning: Theories and Practice

ECV704Expanding Ideas of Competency

ECV705Learning and Development in Organisations

ECV711Training for Diverse Learners and Contexts

ECV712Situated Learning At Work

ECN722Assessment in the Workplace

ECX703Teaching and Learning in An Online World

ECX712Strategic Applications of Flexible, Online and Distance Education

EEN706Lifelong Learning

EEN707Student and Client Centred Learning

EEN708Youth Learners in Adult Environments

Notes:

(i) Units are subject to availability of staff and sufficient students enrolled to meet University requirements.

 

EXE731Professional Learning and Development

EXE735Evaluation: Improvement and Accountability

EXE737Leading and Managing Learning Organisations


Teaching methods

Students receive instructional materials through CloudDeakin, CD-ROM and website links.  Interaction with lecturers is provided through use of CloudDeakin, email and telephone links.

Articulation

Masters courses require a research component to lead to a Doctor of Philosophy.

Alternate exits

 

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