Janitta Loughlin

Bachelor of Education, Master of Education

I completed my undergraduate Bachelor of Education 6 years ago, and I felt that Victoria University offered quite a few pathways.

Dr Mark Selkrig

Senior Lecturer, College of Education

Postgraduate qualification is for people who have already done a degree in the area of education, that might be teaching or other areas of education, who want to further their study.

Janitta Loughlin

The lecturers at Victoria University were really supportive. It’s scary going back to uni after a few years and I felt that they gave me the confidence to feel like I could do whatever I needed to do.

Dr Mark Selkrig

Having access to passionate and committed staff who are up-to-date with their understandings about education.

Janitta Loughlin

It really gave me an insight into different schools and different teaching styles, and meant that I could then take those strategies into my own classroom and try them out.

Dr Mark Selkrig

So in the classroom you might be working with other schoolteachers, or youth workers, or nurses or health educators, so it’s a diverse range of people that you’re actually interacting with.

Janitta Loughlin

They were really flexible. I was able to continue working full time.

Dr Mark Selkrig

It provides the opportunity for students to map their own learning, to take control of the subjects and the areas that they want to learn, it takes them from being knowledge consumers to knowledge generators.

Janitta Loughlin

Professionally, completing the Master of Education meant that I was looked at as someone who was really taking control of my own learning. It meant that I was more informed with curriculum, with ongoing research, and it’s really made me feel more of a confident teacher.

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