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EEE753 - Becoming a Professional Educator

Unit details

Year2019 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Trimester 1 Unit Chair:

Sue Bennett

Trimester 2 Unit Chair:

Sue Bennett

Trimester 3 Unit Chair:

Sue Bennett

Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in D303, D304, E760, E761, E762, E763, E764 or E765


Completion of 8 Master of Teaching Core Units including:

  • EEE751 and EEE752,
  • one of EPR711, EPR721, EPR731 or EPR741, and;
  • one of EPR712, EPR722 or EPR732


Incompatible with:


Scheduled learning activities - campus

Burwood: 6 x 3 hour Seminar (seminars do not run during placement)

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Engagement with on-line activities and discussion forums equivalent to 6 x 3 hours


This unit aims to deepen students’ understandings and develop the skills needed to be a member of the teaching profession. It has four foci. The first will address the key dimensions of the professional relationship. These include parent/carer partnerships and relationships with professional teaching networks and broader communities. The second focus of the unit is an introduction to research methods, specifically action research. The third focus of the unit will address professional ethics and responsibilities. It focuses on developing students’ understandings and ability to apply the key principles described in codes of ethics and conduct for the teaching profession. The final focus will address essential legislative and administrative knowledge for the beginning teacher. It aims to enhance students’ understanding of the relevant legislative, and administrative policies and processes required for teachers in early childhood settings and schools.


Assessment 1 (Individual) - Issue Based Investigation in Schools: Action Research Proposal (2500 words) - 50%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Essay: Analysis of an ethical dilemma (1250 words or equivalent) - 25%

Assessment 3 (Individual) - Test: legal responsibilities (1250 words or equivalent) - 25%

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