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EEE401 - Professional Relationships

Unit details

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2014 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):.75
EFTSL value:0.094
Unit chair:A Marshall
Campus contact:

A Marshall (Burwood (Melbourne))

J Hodgens (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))

V Stevens (Warrnambool)




EEP401. For students enrolled in course E359.3 only

Incompatible with: EXE505, EEE505, EXE401


This is the fifth of six units in the Education Studies Major. This unit seeks to deepen understanding of the teaching task through the study of professional relationships within the school and the place of schools in the wider social, economic and political context. The unit focuses on professionalism as both individual and collegial practice and is concerned with respecting and valuing difference and issues of social justice. The factors influencing the changing nature of teaching as a profession are surveyed. The collegial and ethical responsibilities of being a professional educator and lifelong learner in rapidly changing environments are investigated.


Task 1: Statement of educational philosophy. Students reflect upon their educational philosophy and the influences that have helped mould that philosophy. They then develop a succinct statement of their educational philosophy that captures the essence of their reflections in a format suitable for incorporation in their professional portfolio. (1500 words or equivalent, 40%)

Task 2: Professional Portfolio. In response to expectations the profession has of the capabilities of beginning teachers, students research, collect and rationalise data for their professional portfolio. They then develop a stand-alone portfolio presentation. (2500 words or equivalent, 60%)

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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