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EPR721 - Planning for Learning in Professional Experience

Unit details

Year2019 unit information
Enrolment modes:

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

Trimester 2: Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Trimester 1 Unit Chair:

Julie Arnold

Trimester 2 Unit Chair:

Julie Arnold





Students must also be enrolled in E762

Incompatible with:

EPR711, EPR731, EPR741

Contact hours:

This unit is based on a Blended Learning delivery approach. You are expected to participate in all learning experiences designed and scheduled for you on campus (seminars, classes or incursions) or other learning contexts (excursions) and engage in associated online learning resources along with independent study for a combined equivalent engagement of 8-10 hours per week. This will include equivalent of 3 hours per non placement week of structured on campus learning activities or equivalent hours in intensive delivery.

Cloud (online):
This unit shares the Blended Delivery modules and resources with on campus students.  You are expected to actively participate in online forum discussions including posting your responses to critically reflective learning tasks created for Cloud students in the learning modules and regular and engaged responses to the questions/comments of others. Engagement with materials, responses to tasks, forum posting and independent study is expected to be a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week.

Professional Experience: Preservice Teachers will also be required to attend 10 days* of Professional Experience in Primary School setting.

Please note that ALL Professional Experience days must be successfully completed to pass this unit.

*Professional Experience Days are indicative only and subject to change.  Preservice Teachers are advised to check the most current Professional Experience Calendars for specific details and dates

Additional for placement units:

During Professional Experience placements, students are frequently required to undertake planning and preparation outside of the full time teaching day.


Trimester 1 enrolments for this unit close on 15th February.

Trimester 2 enrolments for this unit close on 15th May.

Please refer to the Professional Experience Office website for further information regarding your professional experience placement.


This unit focuses on exploring learners in context. Over the trimester, Preservice Teachers will examine their own learning processes to develop skills in becoming a reflective practitioner. Preservice Teachers will develop an awareness of the importance of inclusive practices required in early years, primary and secondary classrooms and learning environments, staff rooms, and broader learning communities. Preservice Teachers will take an inquiry approach to investigate understandings of learning in early years and school settings. They will consider cultural practices and begin to understand how to use their knowledge of and relationships with learners to build meaningful learning experiences which positively impact learner outcomes. They will begin to develop the skills of planning, teaching and evaluating learning with individuals and groups of learners.  Preservice Teachers will begin to understand curriculum as policy and the theories that underpin this.  Preservice Teachers will begin to formulate their understanding of pedagogy as central to effective teaching and learning and the educational theories that inform their emerging pedagogical stance.


Assessment 1 - Planning for managing learning - document analysis (2000 words) - 40%

Assessment 2 - Literature review and reflective narrative (3000 words) - 60%

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