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EPR723 - Reflecting On Practice in Professional Experience

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Offering information:

To secure a timely professional experience placement enrolments for this unit close for Trimester 1 on 15 February 2018, Trimester 2 on 15 May 2018 and Trimester 3 on 15 August 2018.

For those students who enrol after these dates please contact Arts and Education Student Services.

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
Unit chair:

Trimester 1: Margaret Perger

Trimester 2: Robin Bellingham

Trimester 3: Matthew Thomas

Prerequisite:

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

Corequisite:

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.  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 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.

Content

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

  • Deakin Authentic Teacher Performance Assessment (ATA), 5400 words, 90% 
  • Professional Experience Reflection, 600 word equivalent, 10%

Unit Fee Information

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