Critical Inquiry

    Key Information

    Lecture dates Semester 1:

    3 - 7 February 2020 (9am-5pm)

    Lecture dates Semester 2:

    13 - 20 September 2020 (9am-5pm)

    Census date Semester 1:

    3 February 2020

    Census date Semester 2:

    20 July 2020

    Lecturer: Dr Diana Kelly Delivery: On-campus
    Duration: 5 weeks (including 5 days on campus)
    Subject Code: NTI900

    Subject Overview

    This subject is designed to prepare students to be successful in their postgraduate studies. The subject strengthens existing academic abilities and literacies, usually gained through undergraduate study, and introduces contemporary topics to help students develop critical thinking, research and communication skills. The subject includes an introduction to contemplative inquiry which underpins the postgraduate curriculum.


    The subject will support students in their first session of postgraduate study; facilitate an understanding of the nature and structure of their degrees; provide resources and peer support to enhance academic and digital literacies needed for success in their degree.  


    Learning Outcomes

    •  Demonstrate an appreciation of critical reading and analysis of scholarly material at a postgraduate level
    •  Demonstrate an understanding of critical thinking and analysis processes, and how they contribute to postgraduate learning
     Demonstrate an understanding of, and capacity for, higher level scholarly expression
    •  Be able to navigate the Institute’s support systems, learning structures and digital learning resources
     Provide evidence of high level research and inquiry based learning abilities

     Be able to collaborate effectively with peers on learning tasks