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EEE753 - Becoming a Professional Educator

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:S Bennett

EEE751 and EEE752


Students must be enrolled in E760 course. 

Incompatible with:

EEE505, EXE505

Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour seminar and 1 x 2 hour seminar per week


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit aims to deepen students’ understandings and develop the skills needed to be a member of the teaching profession. It has three 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, administrative and organisational knowledge for the beginning teacher. It aims to enhance students’ understanding of the relevant legislative, administrative and organisational 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.


Assessment task one is an online assessment task which focuses on legal responsibilities and analysis of ethical dilemma (50%) 2500 words

Assessment task two is a professional inquiry (50%) 2500 words

Prescribed texts

Teachers, students & the law. A quick reference guide for Australian teachers (3rd ed.). (Victorian

Law Foundation, 2012).

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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