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EPR723 - Reflecting On Practice in Professional Experience

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:0.125
Trimester 1 Unit Chair:

Robin Bellingham

Trimester 2 Unit Chair:

Robin Bellingham

Trimester 3 Unit Chair:

Matthew Thomas


Completion of 8 Core Units including;
EPL746, EPM742, EPO701, EPS735, EEE751, EEE752, EPR721 & EPR722


ECP711, ECP712 and EEE753

Students must also be enrolled in E762

Incompatible with:

EPR713, EPR733, EPR743, EPR753

Contact hours:

Campus: 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. Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week. This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, regular forum posting and responding to others, scheduled synchronous online discussions and independent study. Your expected participation in scheduled synchronous discussions is a minimum of 3 hours per trimester.

Professional experience: Preservice Teachers will also be required to attend 25 days* of professional experience in a Primary School context.

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 15 November 2018 (year preceding).

Trimester 2 enrolments for this unit close on 15 May.

Trimester 3 enrolments for this unit close on 15 August.

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


This unit is a capstone experience where Preservice Teachers examine teachers’ work and align these practices to the relevant professional standards. Using the skills of inquiry required by a teacher-researcher−to gather evidence, document, analyse and reflect on practice Preservice Teachers will independently investigate and examine the role of the teacher and professional standards in early years/primary/secondary contexts.

Preservice Teachers will select key teaching, learning and assessment artefacts* and build their professional portfolio to evidence impact on learning with a focus on assessment. The unit requires critical reflection in and on the professional practice of teaching through critical engagement in teacher-research, professional learning and communication with members of the profession and the wider school community and/or early years setting.

*Note Primary (E762) Preservice Teachers will focus specifically on English and Mathematics content areas (sequence of 4-5 learning experiences in each area) or integration of English and Mathematics across the curriculum (unit of inquiry - 8 lesson sequence - with substantive English and Mathematics content and assessment).  All Preservice Teachers should address the general capabilities in their planning and assessment, specifically literacy and numeracy across the curriculum.


Assessment 1 - Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA): Deakin Authentic Teaching Assessment (ATA) (5400 words) - 90%

Assessment 2 - Professional Experience Reflection (600 word equivalent) - 10%

Hurdle requirement

The Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA): Deakin Authentic Teaching Assessment (ATA),  is a hurdle requirement and must be passed in order to pass the unit

Unit Fee Information

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