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EEE402 - Transition to Beginning Teaching

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Offering information:

Pipelining from 2014 - for continuing students only

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):.75
EFTSL value:0.094
Unit chair:

Edwina El Hachem

Campus contact:

Peter O'Keefe (Burwood (Melbourne))

Dianne Toe (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))

Gaelene Hope-Rowe (Warrnambool)




EEP402 or EEY402

Incompatible with: EXE505, EEE505, EXE402
Contact hours:

3 x 3 hour Classes (Week 3, 6 & 9), 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week, Whole day conference (Final assessment in Week 11) 

Professional experience: Students will be required to complete a 20 day professional experience placement


This is the last of six units in the Education Studies Major. It focuses on the transition from being a student teacher-in-preparation to being a beginning teacher. One aim of the unit is to consolidate the links between theory and practice emphasised in all Units of the Education Major. Another aim is to ensure that graduating students have the knowledge to take their place on the staff in a school. A third aim is to ensure that students are conceptually prepared to recognise schools as institutions and communities of learners and are able to negotiate confidently within them as beginning teachers.

The unit attends to the notion of teachers as reflective practitioners and practitioner researchers who undertake ongoing enquiry while they deal with the everyday practice of teaching.

A part of this unit is spent in schools.


Review of Past Learning, Oral Presentation, equivalent to 1200 words, 30%

Showcase Portfolio, equivalent to 1200 words, 30%

Professional Development Project, equivalent to 1600 words, 40%

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