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EPP102 - Learning-Teaching Communities

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in E377, D347 or D351

Unit chair:

Eve Mayes

Campus contact:

Emma Rowe (Burwood (Melbourne))

Eve Mayes (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour Class and 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week when not on professional experience placement.

Professional experience: Students will be required to complete a 10 day professional experience placement.


This unit accommodates in-depth and contextualised discussion of aspects of educational theory and practice. Students will consider discourses of education as they relate to particular teaching/learning communities and explore the sociological nature of educational inquiry as it relates to schooling. The unit develops an understanding of the educational framework that underpins context in schooling, and also gain a familiarity with the theory/practice nexus in schooling and education. Students will analyse the various interpretations of sociologies of education regarding the nature of schooling, and discuss aspects of policy enacting in school communities and its influence in education more broadly. They will also engage with aspects of socio-cultural theory to develop an understanding of communities of practice for effective learning and teaching in contemporary times.


Reading Summary, Peer Presentation and Reflective Essay, 2000 words, 50%

Collaborative Research Task, 2000 words, 50%

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

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