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EPP207 - Pedagogy

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in D347 or D351

Unit chair:

Emma Rowe


EPP101 or EPP102



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

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


This is the third of the six units in the education studies major. In this unit students will inquire into pedagogy and its relation to curriculum and education.  Therefore there will be an engagement with the philosophical, social and ethical aspects relating to intervening in the lives of individual learners.  Students will use the broader issues and discourses raised in previous units to inform an articulation of a professional perspective of pedagogy and to be able to justify this in relation to the curriculum and discourse of education.  Some contested interpretations of pedagogy will be explored and critiqued.

This unit includes 10 days professional experience - paired placement. During these days the preservice teacher will:

  • undertake an orientation to the school environment. 
  • in pairs and with supervisor, team teach at least two lessons a day for a class, small groups of students or with individuals. 
  • attend meetings, be involved in yard duty, school activities and any opportunities for engagement with the broader school community. 
  • keep a journal (electronic and/or hardcopy) in which evidence of their planning, observations, collected documents, participation in school activities and reflections are kept. Pre-service teachers will be expected to share their journal with their supervising teachers and appropriate University teaching staff.


Critical reflection 30%

Pedagogical practice (teaching in seminar) 30%

Learning Journal 40%

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

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