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EPP102 - Learning-Teaching Communities

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Enrolment modes:

(B, G)


Trimester 2

EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in course E377, D347 or D351

Unit chair:A Skourdoumbis
Campus contact:

S Webster (B), L Mathews (G)



Contact hours:

3 hour sessions on campus. Professional Experience: 5 days


 For 2012, this includes 5 days in a secondary school negotiated between August 27 – September 7.


The contact hours for this unit are interspersed throughout the trimester to accommodate in-depth and contextualised discussion of professional experience. This unit includes 5 days professional experience.


During these days the preservice teacher will:

  • observe, identify and record demonstrated features of a safe, inclusive, engaging and challenging learning environments.
  • collect and analyse policy documents relating to inclusivity
  • attend meetings, yard duty, school activities and any opportunities for engagement with the broader school community.
  • supervise the work of small groups of students and work with individuals.
  • keep a journal (electronic and/or hardcopy) in which evidence of their planning, observations, collected documents, participation in school activities and reflections are kept.
  • undertake an orientation to the school environments
  • conduct and record observations of class, teacher and school routines
  • observe and analyse the nature of learning and teaching in a number of classrooms across a number of schools
  • Pre-service teachers will be expected to share their journal with their supervising teachers and appropriate University teaching staff.


Assessment Task 1: Analysis of School Space (1800 words; 50%)

Assessment Task 2: Collaborative Research Task (1800 words; 50%)


Assessing the Professional experience

This component is assessed primarily by the supervising classroom teacher in consultations with the preservice teacher.

Satisfactory completion of the Professional Experience component is compulsory in order for the student to pass 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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