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EEE753 - Becoming a Professional Educator

Unit details

Year2018 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:


Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in D303, D304, E760, E761, E762, E763, E764 or E765

Unit chair:

Trimester 1: Andrew Skourdoumbis

Trimester 2: Andrew Skourdoumbis

Trimester 3: Sue Bennett


Completion of 8 credit points at level 7 including EEE751 and EEE752

D303 and D304 students must also have passed 24 credit points of study at levels 1, 2 & 3 with a minimum WAM of 60%



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Burwood: 6 x 3 hour Seminar (seminars do not run during placement)

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit aims to deepen students’ understandings and develop the skills needed to be a member of the teaching profession. It has four foci. The first will address professional ethics and responsibilities. It focuses on developing students’ understandings and ability to apply the key principles described in codes of ethics and conduct for the teaching profession. The second will address essential legislative and administrative knowledge for the beginning teacher. It aims to enhance students’ understanding of the relevant legislative, and administrative policies and processes required for teachers in early childhood settings and schools and general useful information about early childhood settings and schools as institutional work sites and as elements of systems. The third foci will address the key dimensions of the professional relationship. These include parent/carer partnerships and relationships with professional teaching networks and broader communities. The final focus of the unit is an introduction to research methods, specifically action research.


Online assessment task - legal responsibilities and analysis of ethical dilemmas, 2500 words, 50%

Issue Based Investigation in Schools: Action Research Proposal, 2500 words, 50%

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