Critical Inquiry

Subject code NTI800
Lecturer Dr Camille Rouliere
Delivery mode Online, self-directed
Duration 10 weeks
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Subject Overview

This subject is designed to prepare postgraduate students, many of whom are from diverse cultural backgrounds, 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.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate understanding of critical reading skills through analysis of scholarly material at a postgraduate level.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of critical thinking, review, consolidation and synthesis of knowledge at postgraduate level.
  3. Demonstrate capacity for higher level scholarly expression and communication through transfer of complex knowledge and ideas to relevant audiences.
  4. Be able to navigate the Institute’s support systems, learning structures and digital learning resources.
  5. Provide evidence of high-level research and inquiry-based learning abilities that demonstrate academic integrity.



  • Assessment 1, Part 1: Quiz (12.5%, due week 1)
  • Assessment 1, Part 2: Reflective writing (12.5%, due week 4)
  • Assessment 1, Part 3: Critical evaluation and peer review (25%, due weeks 6, 7)
  • Assessment 2: Report/Essay (50%, due week 10)


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