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EEE207 - Understanding Children and Adolescents: Primary

Unit details

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2014 unit information

Offering information:

Pipelining from 2014 - for continuing students only.

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:D Toe
Campus contact:

J Lang (Burwood (Melbourne))

D Toe (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))

G Hope-Rowe (Warrnambool)


Students must pass at least 5 units at first year before progressing to second year level.


(For students enrolled in course E359.3 only)

Incompatible with: EXE101, EXE404, EEE404, EEE724
Contact hours:

3 hours of class and seminars per week


This unit, the first in a six unit major study in education, focuses on important concepts and theories which deepen understanding of school-aged young people. Developing such an understanding is fundamental professional knowledge for teachers. The unit will enable students to understand a range of theories about commonality and diversity in human development and how these theories relate to learners as individuals and as groups. It will also enable students to explore how the development of all persons happens through culture; to understand aspects of the relationship between education and human development and to begin to appreciate the professional responsibility of teaching children and adolescents. Alongside this content, students will be introduced to the professional protocols of working in schools as student teachers and will debrief concerning their school experience with a particular focus on understanding how education settings shape young people's student identities.


Assessment Learning Log, Equivalent to 1000 words, 25%

Learner Community Portraiture, Equivalent to 1200 words, 30%

Perspectives of a learner, 1800 words, 45%

Prescribed texts

A custom book by Oxford University Press Publishers, “Teacher- Learner Relationships” will be available in the university bookshop for this unit.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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