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ECP327 - Professional Engagement 1 (Primary School 1)

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Deakin Learning Centres 

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Rosie Garner




Must be enrolled in E330

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

All students are required to attend a 25 day professional experience placement, which is a hurdle task.

Burwood: Students will attend a weekly 2 hour seminar. Learning experiences are also via CloudDeakin.

Waurn Ponds, Warrnambool and Deakin Learning Centres Cloud: Students are required to attend 3 x 2 hour intensives. Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


This unit will provide students with opportunities to observe interactions between teachers and children during the primary school years and to teach in these settings. It will give students the opportunity to apply the child development theories in Life Span Development compare development across a wider age range than previously experienced. 

In a professional experience placement, students will observe, assess and engage with children, and will engage with teachers. Students will be able to critically analyse and reflect on the components of quality environments and programmes. Students will be able to make critical connections between theory and practice, and incorporate their understandings about the school’s Curriculum and the Graduate Standards for Teachers in the context of their own competencies. The unit will provide opportunities to manage behaviour and plan for the teaching and learning of children in school contexts. Students will also be provided with opportunities to reflect on the differences and similarities between the primary school context and working with children under the age of five in child care and preschool.



Curriculum and application: critique and reflection, 40%, 1600 words

Planning for and reflecting on learning, 60%, 2400 words

Hurdle Requirement: Satisfactory completion of the professional experience placement is required in order to pass this unit.

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